I'm new at this designing stuff, so I need some help. I want to make
my own button icon--the kind that looks like it is raised in the
center. How do I design the edges?
Here are some more automated alternatives:
Photoshop's Lighting Effects filter can do this, but to get the best
results you'll need to create a bump map, perhaps by embossing your button.
Your Photoshop manual has more details.
The Black Box, a filter set from Alien Skin, makes all sorts of bevel
effects a snap, and is available for both Mac and PC. This set is a
necessity for serious WWW artists, and is well worth the money.
If you have a Mac (it's important to mention your platform here), Info-Mac
has a free filter set called SuckingFish that includes a simple bevel tool
("DekoBoko"). A much-enhanced commercial version of this set has just been
If you have a PC, there are now a couple of free bevel filters available--I
don't know their names, but a Web search should find them.
Visit the Hummingbird Page: <http://www.inlink.com/~creative/>
> I'm new at this designing stuff, so I need some help. I want to make
> my own button icon--the kind that looks like it is raised in the
> center. How do I design the edges?
Check out my 3D button tutorials at the URL below. If you have any
specific questions after that, e-mail me and I'll see if I can help.
T. Michael Clark
President Earth Orbit Consulting
Free Web Graphic Tutorials--Learn to make your own professional looking
Web Graphics. Go to the URL below and select the TUTORIAL button.
Web Page Design: http://www.accent.net/tmc/earth.htm
Bobbie: Download ButtonMaker, it is a lot easier than trying to make
them yourself. This program makes square and round buttons in a
check it out and good luck.
I'm looking for a simple way to create modest navigation buttons for web
pages -- bevelled edges, textures, text. Can anyone recommend software
to do this? The simpler the better, and of course, a try-it-first
shareware solution would be great.
13. Icon on a button