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    Hi,

    I'm trying to create some buttons for a site I'm doing but I'm getting a little fed up of using flat image buttons. I'd like to create a sort of glassy 3d effect with a light drop shadow, just something nice looking and neat.

    I would really appreciate any tips you can give me on this.

    Thanks.

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    Senior Member justlivyalife's Avatar
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    If you are using Photoshop, check out this tutorial .
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    That's a really good tutorial. I tried it once.

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    JLYL, That link will start you on page three.. This is the beginning. That is a pretty long, involved tutorial. But it looks like the results are very nice.

    My personal opinion, although I think such buttons are nice, the effect looks very dated to me. Ever since Macintosh OSX hit the shelves 3-4 years ago with its glassy logo, everybody has been creating glassy/plastic buttons. Just dont forget if the rest of your site does not support a design that would justify the use of glass buttons(like a 'glassy' design for a glass blower, or stained glass window maker, etc..) they will look out of place, good, but out of place..


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    Senior Member justlivyalife's Avatar
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    Oops! Thanks for the link, glyakk, post edited.
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