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Posted 12 February 2016 - 12:19 PM

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Eye Candy Glossy Button
Welcome on my tutorial! I want to teach you how to make cute eye candy glossy button. It's simple and beautiful, I'll show you every settings so you can also create this cool button!
(All green arrows, selections and numbers are not part of photoshop, I have added them by hand just to point out where everything goes)



Step 1
First open photoshop and create new document, File -> New. Name it Glossy Button and type 400 width pixels & 400 height pixels.

Click on the basic icon in photoshop Move Tool (in upper left side of the screen).
Now go to right side of screen and click twice on Background layer (with padlock) and click ok when New layer window pops. Name this layer background.
Select Paint Bucked Tool and change color of foreground on light gray (or type designation of color #eeeeee). Next click With Paint Bucked Tool on your work space.

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Step 2
Create new layer (in right lower side of the screen)

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name it outside circle and while you are on this layer, select Elliptical Marquee Tool and holding SHIFT create big circle (While using SHIFT you can create any perfect shape. You can change size of shape using free transform CTRL+T, to move shape use Move Tool)
Now click twice next to the name of outside circle layer and will pope window Layer Style.

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Now add all settings to those effects:
Gradient Overlay:
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Inner Shadow:
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and Stroke:
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On the end click ok to save changes

c) Create new layer and name it outside gloss. Select Elliptical Marquee Tool:

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make selection like this:

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then select Gradient Tool

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make gradient with one disappearing side and make both sides white:

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then make gradient in selection which you just create, from bottom to top:

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now while you are on outside gloss layer, click CTRL, move mouse cursor on thumbnail outside circle layer, click ALT (will show small icon with minus) and now click one time on thumbnail outside circle with first mouse button
(CTRL + ALT + one mouse click - > on thumbnail outside circle [while you're on outside gloss layer])

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then, release all buttons and click DELETE on the keyboard. Diselect selection with CRTL+D. Low opacity to 45%.

Step 3
Create new layer and name it middle circle. Create another circle but smaller then from step 2 and put him in the middle of outside circle.
(CTRL+T to change size. enter - confirm -> esc - regress, deletes all changes)
(help yourself with arrows in keyboard to set circle in the right spot)

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Now click twice next to the name of middle circle to open Layer Style and add all settings to those effects:
Stroke:
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(to add Color Stop just click below the belt, to delete just grab it away)
Gradient Overlay:
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Step 4
Create new layer and name it inside circle. Create another smaller circle, smaller then in step 3 and put him in the middle of circles.
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Open Layer Style like in previous steps and follow those settings:
Gradient Overlay:
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Inner Shadow:
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and Stroke:
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Step 5
a) Create new layer and name it low color. Create small red (ff0000) aval below the center of inside circle:
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Now go to the top panel of photoshop and choose Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur -> chose Rasterize -> 16,6px -> ok
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Change opacity this layer to 75%.
Use large soft eraser tool to clean residues from blur visible on the bottom and sides of middle circle:
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b ) Duplicate low color layer, name it upper color and put him on top of inside circle. Up opacity to 95%. Use erasel tool to clean up residues visible on middle circle and on the middle part of upper color shape:
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Step 6
Create new layer and name it inside gloss. Now use Elliptical Marquee Tool to create middle size oval on top of inside circle:
(Don't worry if you will not select it right away on the middle, after you'll use gradient, you can just move inside gloss with kaybord or mouse on the right spot)
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Create gradient (the same white/invisible from step 2), from top to bottom:
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Diselect selection CTRL+D and put inside gloss in the middle. Change opacity this layer to 61%.

Step 7
Create new layer and name it shadow. Create slate, oblate circle under button:
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Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur -> chose Rasterize -> 13,9px
Change opacity to 60%.

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#2 Anastasiy  Icon User is offline

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 04:36 PM

Great tutorial! What version of Photoshop are you using?
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