In this photoshop tutorial you will learn to create a shiny and professional glossy button in a few steps. Intermediate difficulty.
Photoshop button tutorial
This tutorial is for intermediate photoshop users and it should not be hard to do so let`s start. Create a new document sized 600×600 with a fairly gray background. Create a new layer and grab the rectangle tool. Using black colour create a shape like below:
Create a new layer and using the lasso tool or poligonal marquee tool, create a shape like below. Fill the shape white and lower the opacity to around 10-20% now go to the layers panel right click on this layer – Create clipping mask. Now the shape you just created should exist only over the button.
Create another new layer and pick up a 1 pixel brush or pencil and draw the edges like I did in the picture below. Use and hold SHIFT key-button to draw straight lines.
Now grab a soft eraser with around 5 pixels width , Opacity 90% and start erasing the margins untill you obtain a button like below:
Grab the rounded rectangle tool again , make a shape like below, right click the shape- Make selection. Once you will have a selection like below let`s cut it. I use Ctrl+X.
Repeat the step for all layers.
Using again the rounded rectangle tool fill the whole in the button with a bright colour.
Use a pixel font to add your text on the button and it`s finished. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Here are colour variations: