a Glass Pill Button
by Jason Mayo
Ever wondered how people got buttons looking
like they were made of glass? Well this tutorial will take
you through the process of how to create and edit buttons
like that. Once you have finished this tutorial your button
should look similar to this:
Open up Adobe Photoshop and create a new
page, for this tutorial I have gone for a 170 x 50 pixel
page, but its up to you what size depending on how big you
want your button to be.
Click on the 'Paint bucket' tool and set
your foreground colour, and fill your page in with your
desired colour. Next choose another foreground colour and
select the 'Rounded Rectangle tool'. Now left click and
drag on the page to create your shape.
Now its time to add the effects to your
shape. Right click on the 'Shape layer' and select
blending options and the layer style window should appear.
Now select 'Inner Shadow' from the left hand column and
put these settings in:
Now click on 'Inner Glow' from the left hand
While on the 'Inner Glow' section put these
Next click on 'Bevel and emboss' on the left
While on the 'Bevel and emboss' section put
these settings in:
After you have done that click on 'Contour'
from the left (Nearly done Woohoo!)
While on the 'Contour' section put these
Now press ok and your done :-)
If when you have finished your button you
decide that the colours donít look right, then you can
adjust these by going to Layer > Change layer content > Hue
& Saturation and ticking 'Colorize' and moving the bars to
Ta Da, now you have a spiffy looking glass button to add
that extra bit of style to any bland website, but remember
folks, donít go overboard with it.