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PhotoShop Tutorials for 3D Button

This Photoshop tutorial covers the details of how to make 3D Button in photoShop.

1. Invoke menu File - New... . Enter 500 for both width and height and make sure that their units are “pixels”. Choose “White” for the Background Contents. And click OK.
2. Find the Info panel on the right side of the screen, then click on its drop-down menu and invoke Palette Options...
3.In the Info Palette Options dialog box that pops up, make sure that the Mouse Coordinates Ruler Units is set to “Pixels” and click OK. This would configure the Info panel to display mouse coordinates and shape dimensions in pixels so you can get pixel-level accuracy.
4. Next, locate the shape tool in the toolbox on the left side of the screen.
The tooltip of the tool should read “Rectangle tool (U)” but it’s actually a single icon make sure that the first icon in the first group of icon (tooltip “Shape layers”) is selected.
6. In that same toolbar, set the Radius (of the corners of the rounded rectangle) to 15 pixels.
7. In that same toolbar, click on the color box next “Color:” and set the color to R: 128, G: 128, B: 128 and click OK.
8. Draw a rectangle on the canvas. Watch the “w” and “h” readings in the Info panel on the right so that you end up with a rectangle measuring approximately 100 x 30 pixels.
9. Note that this rectangle is created on a new “layer”, called “Shape 1” layer and shown in the Layers panel on the right
Layers are Photoshop’s mechanism for you to work on different aspects of a graphics independently, and then compose them all together for the final result. This is good when you only want to apply some effects only to some selective parts of the design.
10.Note that there is a black border around the gray rectangle on the canvas. This is the shape object that you drew. It won’t be a part of your final graphics. To turn it off, invoke menu View - Show and uncheck Target Path.
11.Now we need to apply some effects on the gray rounded rectangle. Right-click on the Shape 1 layer in the Layers panel and invoke Blending Options. You should get the Layer Style dialog box.
12.Click on Drop Shadow in the list on the left of the dialog box (that should check its checkbox, too).
13.On the right, set Angle to 90 degrees (for top down shadow), set Opacity to 50%, Distance to 2 pixels, Size to 3 pixels. These settings can be tweaked to satisfaction.
14.On the left, click on Stroke, and set Size to 1 pixel, Position to Center, and Color to R: 96, G: 96, B: 96.
15.Click OK to close the dialog box. Now the button has a border and a drop shadow. (Note that these effects are visible while you still had the dialog box open.)
16.Now we need to add a highlight on the button to make it look 3D. This is done by adding a gradient on top of it. In the Layers panel, hold down the Ctrl key (on Windows, or the Command key on the Mac) and click on the shape icon in the Shape 1 layer--the one to the right of these two icons:
17.What that does is to generate a selection from the content of the Shape 1 layer, shown as a dashed, moving elastic band on the canvas:
18.At the bottom of the Layers panel, there are several buttons: Click on the second last button on the left (tooltip “Create a new layer”) to create a new, empty layer in which we will render the gradient.
19.Select the Gradient Tool from the toolbox on the left. You might have to click and hold if you only see the Paint Bucket Tool.
20.In the toolbar at the top, pick the black to white gradient from the gradient dropdown.
21.On the canvas, click down about 30 pixels below the gray rounded rectangle (about its own height) and drag up to about 30 pixels above the rectangle. Hold down the Shift key while dragging so that the gradient line is vertical.
22.When you release the mouse, you should see something like this:
23.To get rid of the selection elastic band, invoke menu Select - Deselect.
24.Now we need to add the text caption. Select the Text tool in the toolbox on the left:
25.Then in the toolbar at the top, set the font to Myriad Pro, Regular, 12 pt (or Arial if you don’t have Myriad Pro).
26.In the same toolbar, click on the box with the tooltip “Set the text color” and choose White.
27.Then somewhere inside the gray rounded rectangle in the canvas, and type something like “Hello”.
28.Note that this creates a text layer, as shown in the Layers panel on the right.
29.In the menu View, uncheck Snap.
30.Next, choose the Move tool (first tool in the toolbox on the left). Click down anywhere on the canvas and drag until the text “Hello” is centered on the button.
31.In the Layers panel, click on the eye icon in front of the Background layer to hide the white background.
32.Invoke the menu Image - Trim... . Set “Based On” to “Transparent Pixels” and check all the checkboxes at the bottom and click OK.
33.Finally, invoke the menu File - Save for Web & Devices... . Select PNG-24 in the Preset popup list. Click Save, and save the result somewhere.
Reflection
1. Download this image to your laptop and save it somewhere:
http://6.470.scripts.mit.edu/lectures/16/materials/IMG_0567_b.jpg
2. In Photoshop, invoke File - Open... and open that image.
3. Invoke menu Select - All, and then Edit - Copy.
4. Invoke menu File - New... . Change the height to 334 pixels (twice the height of the original image), and click OK.
5. Then invoke Edit - Paste.
6. In the View menu, check Snap.
7. Use the Move tool (first tool in the toolbox on the left) to move the pasted image to the top of the canvas.
8. In the Layers panel on the right, right-click on the Layer 1 layer and invoke Duplicate
Layer... . Click OK on the dialog box that pops up. Note that now you have layers
Layer 1 and Layer 1 Copy that are the same and on top of each other.
9. Invoke menu Edit - Transform - Flip Vertical. This flips Layer 1 Copy in-place.
10.Use the Move tool to move the Layer 1 Copy to the bottom of the canvas.

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Resource: http://6.470.scripts.mit.edu/lectures/16/photoshop.pdf
Posted By : Alen
On date : 09.23.09

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