How to Create a Cool Glossy Button Using Photoshop CS5

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Today we are going to share with you that how to create a glossy button in Photoshop. This is a beginner level tutorial and steps are quite easy to follow. You will definitely like this awesome creation. Have a try!

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Tutorial details:

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Estimated Completion Time: 30 Mins

Create a Glossy Button in Photoshop – Final Preview

Final Preview

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

Photoshop Tools

  • Text Tool
  • Line Tool
  • Eraser Tool
  • Brush Tool
  • Gradient Overlay
  • Rectangle Tool

Lets start to create our glossy button in photoshop.

Step 1

Create a new document (Ctrl+N) with 600×500 of size.

Create New Document

Step 2

First of all select Rectangle Tool from tool panel and create a rectangle with red color #d30000.

Create a Rectangle

Step 3

Now I am going to applying Lighting Effect on this rectangle layer.

Go to Filter > Render > Lighting Effect.

Applying Lighting Effect

After applying lighting effect we get a nice effect on rectangle layer.

Get Nice Effect on Rectangle Layer

Step 4

In this step go to Layer Styles and applying Inner Shadow on rectangle layer.

Go to Layer > Layer Styles > Inner Shadow.

Inner Shadow

After applying inner shadow we get a new effect on rectangle layer.

Get a New Effect

Step 5

Select Line Tool from tool panel and create a horizontal line with white color #ffffff as like in preview.

Create a Line

After create line rasterize it, now select Eraser Tool and erase sides of line layer as like in picture below.

Erase Sides of Line Layer

Down Opacity (50%) of line layer.

Down Opacity of Line Layer

Now duplicate line layer and set down side as like in preview.

Duplicate Line Layer

Step 6

Select Line Tool again and create a vertical line with white color #ffffff as like in preview.

Create a Vertical Line

Rasterize line layer select Eraser Tool and erase upper and lower side of line layer.

Erase Line Layer

Down Opacity (50%) of line layer.

Down Opacity of Vertical Line Layer

Duplicate line layer and set right side of duplicate line layer.

Duplicate Line Layer

Step 7

Create a new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N) select Brush Tool (50px) of size, paint center area of rectangle with white color #ffffff as like in picture below.

Paint With Brush

Down Opacity (50%) of brush layer.

Down Opacity Brush Layer

Step 8

Select Text Tool and write some text with white color #ffffff you can use any of font here I am using photoshop default Verdana Font.

Write Some Text

Now go to the Blending Options and applying Drop Shadow on this text layer.

Go to Layer > Layer Styles > Drop Shadow.

Drop Shadow

After applying drop shadow we get a beautiful effect on text layer.

Get a Beautiful Effect

Same as you can make more buttons with different colors as like below in final preview.

Final Preview

Final Preview

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