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Glossy Button Tutorial by ClaireJones Glossy Button Tutorial by ClaireJones
After finally locating a GIMP tutorial for making glossy orbs on POING!, I decided to take what I had learned and write a tutorial on creating "glossy" or "plastic" rectangular buttons. More information is included in the file.

Both PDF and DOC files are included in the zipped folder, depending on which you prefer.
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azmab Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
This method for making rectangular glassy buttons and orbs is absolutely the best!
BluegrassGal Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I've been trying to figure this out forever :p thanks for the great tutorial, it's really helpful. :D
MajorTommy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!
I tried it, thought I don't use Gimp that often. I suceeded, and even made a round one, using similar techniques. That's a slight step ahead for me. ;)
It's pretty easy, once you do it one time.

I first tried Photoshop, but I couldn't all convert the steps well enough (I'm about the low end of intermediate, in PS skills).

I really like Gimp, except for the fact that all windows are separate, and not "sticky" (all held within a single window, like PS, and most others).
Photoshop is sooo much more convenient for navigating between your tools and picture, especially at a maximized or full-screen state. Any suggestions on how to make that easier?

Thank you, now I have my buttons, once I put together my web page, in a few weeks! YAY! :boogie:
BlueBead Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was gonna show you earlyer, but I forgot. 0__0;
I used this modified this tutorial to work with Photoshop CS2, and I came up with this picture: [link]
Hope ya like! =D
gunther- Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006
Nice work. Good to see that POING! hasn't been entirely a waste of time for me :-)
ClaireJones Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006  Professional General Artist
Ah, so you run POING! It's a great site. There were quite a few new techniques that have helped me with GIMP and my little Fwubbie dude [link] was based off of your tutorial (though I actually used Photoshop for that one). It didn't occur to me until later that maybe this tutorial might have been redundant. ^^;
xxndnromeoxx Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005
nice nice good job :) too bad i don't have this but never the less u never cease to impress with ur vast talents
ClaireJones Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005  Professional General Artist
It's just a simple tutorial. ^^; Though this one was far easier to put together than the one I did for spirals in Apophysis.

I'll probably make a few more since GIMP tutorials are hard to come by and Photoshop ones don't usually work.
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December 6, 2005
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