Concept: Adobe Photoshop comes up with many bells and wistles that allows you to create a great design. In this lesson you need to work with selections and gradient tool. Gradient can be of two or more colors. The effects using gradient tool is based on the way you drag the cursor and the type of selection you have chosen for the shape. This means you can add the gradient in one direction within the selection and you can contract the same selection for adding the gradient again but with different direction.
1. Create a new file with dark background.
Create a new layer. Check out Fancy
Buttons - 2 for the initial procedure. We have changed the colors
for this lesson.
Please remember to keep dark color for foreground
and lighter version for background.
Drag the gradient tool from bottom to top for the
2. Select > Modify > Contract (by
Select > Feather (Radius
3. Select Gradient Tool and drag from Top to Bottom this time.
4. Create a new layer.
Select > Modify > Contract
5. Change the foreground color to white. Select Gradient
Tool again and keep "Foreground to Transparent" option
in the option bar. Drag again from the top to bottom. Deselect the
selection with CTRL + D
6. This adds light inside the button.