In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a download button.
Download buttons make links more stylish and also makes the link easy to see rather than small text.
First, you'll need a few things.Procedure1)
Begin by making a standard sized canvas. I usually use 200x100.2)
Make a new layer by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+N
and call it "border
Select the "Background
" layer and press CTRL+I
to invert the color.
Inverting the color to black helps us see individual pixels rather than a white background.4)
Now, use the "Rectangular Marquee
" tool to select everything except the edge pixels.
Then Right Click and select "Select Inverse
Go back to the "border
" layer and use the "Paint Bucket
" tool to paint inside the selection you made.
After using the "Paint Bucket
", you can invert the background back to white.
It should look like this when finished:6)
Open the "Beneath Me
" stock in a new tab. Use the "Rectangular Marquee
to select any part of the picture. Press CTRL+C
to copy the selection.7)
Go back to the "Download Button
" tab and press CTRL+V
to paste the image as a new layer.8)
Repeat steps 6 and 7 with the "Abstract Storm and Light
If your images ever turn out to be too big, use the "Free Transform
" tool to make them smaller.
The shortcut is CTRL+T
. Holding down SHIFT
while expanding or contracting the corners will keep the image in proportion.9)
Rename the "Beneath Me
" layer to "base1
" and the "Abstract Storm and Light
" layer to "base2
Then, change the layer effect of "base2
" to "Screen
Make a new layer and call it "bars
With the "Paint Bucket
", choose the "Pattern
" setting and select the pattern "Techie
Select the vertical lines and use it on the new "bars" layer.13)
Changed the layer effect on the "bars
" layer to "Overlay
Go back to the "border
" layer and put these settings as its layer effect.15)
Add some text and then you're finished! Learn HERE on logo making and text effects!
It should look like this:
Also, add a gradient and "RTP
" text to make a separate download for games with RTP included.16)
Enter this code in your downloads section:
Go and experiment to make your own unique download buttons! Here's mine for my project.
Don't forget to support!
This post has been edited by rgangsta: Dec 25 2011, 11:17 PM