Create Button or Icon

Create Button or Icon
Create Button or Icon
Step by step tutorial on how to create button for your website or icon.

Create a new file (File>New) with 450×450 px and 72 dpi.
Using the Ellipse Tool (U), we need to make the primary layer of the button we want to represent next:

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The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Blending Options>Stroke

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Create Button or Icon

Applying the same instrument, try to represent a kind of reflection element placed on the button too.

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The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Create Button or Icon

Press Alt button now and make a mouse’s click between the reflection’s layer and the primary button’s layer just for the reflection to be applied in the limits of the lowest layer:

Create Button or Icon
Create Button or Icon

Select the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent the next button’s layer situated inside also:

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The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Create Button or Icon

Choosing the same tool, it’s possible to create a flare of white color placed on the upper button’s part:

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Create Button or Icon

Choose the Ellipse Tool (U) again to draw on the button’s central part a kind of illumination coming from beneath, colored in black.

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The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Outer Glow

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Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Stroke

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Create Button or Icon

Make a copy of the recently made layer and select the Free Transform option to make the copy smaller, applying different parameters too.
The flare’s placement should be changed with the Move Tool (V) when having opened the next shown palette:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Create Button or Icon

Make another copy of the new made layer and then choose again the Free Transform option to make the corrections on the copy’s sizes. Select also the Convert Point Tool for changing the position of the lowest head and of the layer’s shape (selecting different parameters too).

Create Button or Icon

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

Create Button or Icon
Create Button or Icon

Using the Ellipse Tool (U) try to draw one more flare, placed on the top’s left side. Its placement may be corrected with the Move Tool (V) when opening the next palette:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

Create Button or Icon
Create Button or Icon

Make a copy of the recently made layer and select the Free Transform option for turning over the copy and applying different parameters. The flare’s position should be corrected with the Move Tool (V), opening simultaneously the here shown palette:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Button or Icon

The layer’s parameters:
Fill 0% on the layers:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient’s parameters:

Create Button or Icon
Create Button or Icon

Next we need to choose again the Ellipse Tool (U) to create the layer reserved for the button’s mobile effect.

Create Button or Icon

The layer’s parameters:
Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Button or Icon

Gradient’s parameters:

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Blending Options>Stroke

Create Button or Icon

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Button or Icon
Create Button or Icon

Write the button’s title, having the demands for the inscription in the next presented table:

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Create Button or Icon

The layer’s parameters for text:
Blending Options>Inner Shadow

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Create Button or Icon

Finished!