Chapter 3Creating Buttons
Now, on to the good stuff! In this chapter, we’ll be making
navigation buttons. I’ll describe solutions for creating button effects.
Don’t worry about making a complete navigation interface in Photoshop just
yet; I’ll help you design layout comps later in the book.
The techniques you’ll learn here can be applied to any button-like
object, including icons, bullets, title and navigation bars, and other page
Making a Simple Flat Button
We’re going to draw a basic rectangular button. Set the
foreground color to a color of your choice, then draw a rectangle with
the Rectangle Tool (U
). I told you it was basic. I made mine more interesting by drawing another rectangle in a lighter ...