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Old Sep 16, 2006, 10:16 PM   #1
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Simple Photoshop Question

I thought the emboss feature was the one you used to make text and other things look like a "shiny button". Most widgets have this look and I would like mine to also.

Any suggestions?
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Old Sep 16, 2006, 11:03 PM   #2
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I thought the emboss feature was the one you used to make text and other things look like a "shiny button". Most widgets have this look and I would like mine to also.

Any suggestions?
Just do a search for "Aqua buttons". There are lots of online tutorials available.

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Old Sep 17, 2006, 11:49 AM   #3
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It's not necissarily a feature you can just make with a filter. It's actually done using different layers and gradients. Tutorials are your best bet.
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Is Bevel close to what I'm looking for? I know I used to be able to give a layer an impression of being "raised"....
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http://graf-users.edu.ats.dk/maryus1...%20higher).htm

That's for aqua buttons, but the technique will be very similar, as you can see from that tutorial it's a combination of different layers styles & layers to to create a shiny look.
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Depends on what you want....

this is really fast, but you get the idea
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I was just working on a website and found this in one folder by accident...

I dont really remember what project it was from, but you can use it to turn the layers on an off to see what they are.
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bevel and emboss

mess around with the size and depth layers to raise your surface. otherwise the aqua button tutorial works great too.
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