Arcade-style Button tutorial? nowhere to be found.

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Super Intendo, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 26, 2008

    I'm looking for a photoshop tutorial on how to make a button in that style, to use as reference to design my own button for a friends iphone app. I've looked everywhere but cant seem to find a good (or any...) tutorial. If it includes a part about making the same button but pressed in, you get bonus points.

    If you guys can help me out that would be awesome!

    oh and just for reference, thats a pre-set button in Flash.
  2. macrumors 68020


    Jul 31, 2006
    Same country as Santa Claus
    I think finding an arcade and taking a picture would be alot simpler. :D It's not impossible, but it's very time consuming to make something realistic when taking a picture takes a fraction of the time (depending on how good your photo skills are) .
  3. macrumors 65816


    Mar 22, 2010
    There are tools to make circles, and tools to make bevels, inner glows and shadows. But there are no tools to create the unique hand "painted" details that really make that button stand out.

    Good photoshop work requires the skills of a painter as well as a knowledge of tools.
  4. macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2004
    I agree that simply purchasing the necessary buttons and taking photos would be a lot faster and probably give better results.

    Here's one place that sells arcade parts:
  5. macrumors 65816

    Nov 6, 2006
    Norfolk, UK
    personally I'd do it in cad as the model is literally a 30min job
  6. macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008

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