Sunday, October 12, 2008
Flowers n Stems
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Supplies: Download Here

I've supplied several different flower heads and stem pieces in the zip above, as well as, several paper swatches for you to use, but feel free to use your own.


1. Open up one of the flower heads from the supplies zip. I'm going to be using flower head 01 for this tutorial.

2. Go up to the Image tab and choose Duplicate, duplicate it again because we need 2 copies of this, then close out our original.

3. Open up a paper swatch from the zip file or use one of your own. I'm going to be using flower head paper 01.

4. Click on your Mover tool on the left, then in the layer palette, put your cursor on the ICON of the paper swatch and drag it over onto your flower head.

* You should have your paper swatch on top of your flower head in the layer palette.

5. Close out the paper from the zip, we no longer need it.

* Now, we are going to create what is called a Clipping Mask. It's going to mold the paper to the flower layer that is below it.

6. Make sure the paper layer is highlighted blue in the layer palette, hold down your Ctrl key on your keyboard, hold down your Alt key on your keyboard and then hit the g key.

* If you did it correctly, your flower shape now has the paper molded to it

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7. Right click on one of the layers in the layer palette and choose merge visable.

* Now we need to make the second black flower for the middle of this one smaller.

8. Click on your black flower to make it active, then go up to the Image tab at the top of your screen. Click on Image Size and put your settings like in the picture below:

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9. Open up flower head paper 04. Since we resized the flower to 65% of it's original size, let's do the same for the paper so that our design isn't too big.

10. Duplicate the paper layer ( image tab, image size, use same settings in above pic).

11. Click on your Mover tool and drag the paper over and onto your black flower canvas. Repeat step #6 to get the clipping mask for this flower.

12. Right click on one of the layers in the layer palette and Merge Visable.

13. Close out your resized paper layer.

* Now, let's give these 2 layers a flat bevel by using our layer style options. I have included the layer style in the supplies folder.

14. Click on your Blue flower layer in the palette to make it active. On the far right of your screen, you will see your Styles box. Click on the Styles tab if it isn't showing.

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15. In my supplies folder, you will see SK Flower Head Blue for tut.asl, drag that into a blank space in your styles box. It should appear with all the other small square icons in there.

16. Now all you do is click on it and the bevel will appear on your blue flower. It should look like this:

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17. Click on your smaller pink flower canvas to make it active. Then click on the same layer style as you did for the blue flower.

* You will notice that there is a blue outline to your pink flower now. Because this flower is so much lighter than our blue one, we need to go in and change the colours so....

18. At the bottom of your layer palette, you will see the Layer Style icon. It looks like a circle with an f in it. Click on that to bring it up and then click on Bevel and Emboss.

19. Leave everything as it is except click on the colour box at the bottom besied Hard Light. Change the colour number to 675847.

20. Now click on Inner Glow and click the greyish brown colour box under Noise and change the colour number to 6b6460 and click OK. Yours should look like this:

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* We are going to drag our small pink flower on top of our larger flower, but we need to merge the layer style with it's flower first.

21. In the layer palette, on your flower layer, you will see the layer style icon (a circle with an f in the middle). Right click on the icon and from the flyout choose Create Layers.

22. Right click on one of the layers and choose Merge Visable.

23. Click on your other flower and do the same to it.

24. Now click on your Mover tool and drag the smaller flower on top of your larger flower.

25. I want to rotate my pink flower a little bit so hold down the Ctrl key and hit the letter t on your keyboard.

26. You'll see a bounding box over your canvas. Hold your cursor above the top right corner of the bounding box untill you see a bent double arrow. Then, just drag downward to rotate it as much as you want. When done, hit the Enter key on your keyboard.

* I've chosen to put a button in the middle of my flower, you can put a bow, bead, or anything you choose. The buttons can be found in my Little Girl at Heart kit on my blog HERE. Here's what mine looks like so far:

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* Now we need to make the stem.

27. Open up a new transparent image that is 500 pixels wide by 800 pixels long.

* In the bottom left corner of your new canvas, change 66.7% too 100% and move the canvas to the top of your screen and drag it out untill you can see the whole canvas.

28. From the supplies folder, open up SK Stems.png

29. Click on your Rectangular Marquee Tool and draw out a rectangle over one of the stems that you want to use. I've chosen the 3rd one.

30. Go up to the Edit tab and choose Copy, then click on your new canvas and go up to the Edit tab again and click Paste. Close out the stem png file.

* Use your Mover tool to shift the stem down on the page.

31. Open up one of the green stem papers from the supplies folder. I'm going to be using sk stem paper 01.

32. With your Mover tool, drag it onto our stem canvas. Don't close it out yet. We need it for the leaves too.

* This is optional, but I'm going to put a small texture on my green paper.

33. Go up to the Filter tab and then down to Texture and choose Texturizer, and change your settings to the same as the picture below:

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34. Mold your paper layer with your black stem layer by holding down the Ctrl key and the Alt key and then hit the g key on your keyboard.

35. Right click and Merge Visable your 2 layers.

36. Give it the same Layer Style as you gave the flowers by clicking on it in the Styles box.

37. Again, we need to change the colours, so in the Inner glow section, I changed the colour to a dark green 3a5f37, lowered the Opacity to 42%, and changed the Size to 6. In the Bevel and Emboss section, I left everything the same except I changed the colour to a dark brown 3c2e20. Here's what I ended up with:

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* Now we are going to do the leaves, but since we are going to use the same colours and bevel as we did on the stem, I'm just going to copy the layer style to my clipboard, cause i'm feeling lazy and don't wanna redo them separately.

38. In the layer palette, right click on the icon at the end of your layer and choose Copy Layer Style.

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39. In the layer palette again, right click on the icon and choose Make Layers, then Merge Visable all your stem layers.

40. Open up a leave from the supplies folder. I'll be using leaf 01.

41. Duplicate it and close out the original.

42. It's a bit big for our flower so go up to the Image tab at the top and choose Resize and resize it by 50%.

43. You still have your green paper open from earlier, so drag it onto your leaf canvas and put the same texture on it from Step #33.

* Close out the green paper swatch.

44. Hold down the Ctrl and Alt key and hit the g key on your keyboard.

45. Merge Visable those two layers.

46. Right click on the leaf layer in the layer palette and choose Paste Layer Style.

* Your leaf should now have the same bevel as your stem.

47. Right click on the icon at the end of your leaf layer and choose Create Layers, then Merge Visable the leaf layers.

48. Drag one leaf onto your canvas and position it touching the stem. You can hold your cursor above the bounding box till you see the bent double arrow to rotate it how you want it. Use your arrow keys on your keyboard to nudge it into place.

49. Drag another leaf onto your stem canvas. Go up to the Edit tab, then to Transform, then down to Flip Horozontal and this will mirror your leaf. Rotate and nudge your leaf into place. Here's mine so far:

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50. Right click and merge visable your leaves and stem.

* We haven't yet put any drop shadows on our flower layers to separate them, so let's do that now.

51. Click on the pink flower in the layer palette to make it active. Click on the Layer Style icon at the bottom of the layer palette and choose Drop Shadow.

* I left everything at it's default settings, but turned down the opacity to 28%. Click OK.

52. For the drop shadow on the button, leave it at it's defaults but change the opacity down to 52, distance to 1, and size to 9 and hit OK. Here's what mine looks like now:

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53. Right click in the layer palette and Merge Visable your layers.

54. Drag the flower onto your stem canvas and nudge it into place

55. Right click and Merge Visable your 2 layers.

We're done yaaaaaaaaaay.

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56. You can resize your flower by going to the Image tab, then to Resize and changing the percentage to something smaller.

TOU:

If you do this tutorial, your end result is yours to do whatever you wish; give it away as a freebie, use it as part of a kit, or sell it for profit. You may not make this into an action or script to give away as a freebie or to sell for a profit. A mention or a link back here would be appreciated but is not mandatory. Please do not share the supplies or tut through email or any other means. If you are using this or any of my tutorials for your groups or as part of your own tutorial, please post a link to the tut on my blog and let your members download the supplies from my blog for themselves.
 
posted by Shawna at 1:16 AM | Permalink | 44 comments
Magic Wands
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This tut is made in Photoshop CS2. It requires you to have Image Ready, which is supplied with PS CS2, but I am not sure about other versions. You also need Super Blade Pro.

** Edited: I've included the layer style into the zip file for those who can't use Image Ready. The supply zip has been reuploaded.

Supplies:

SK Wand
Gold SBPro Setting -- Place the two .bmp's and the IsbGold017.q5q file into your environments and textures folder of your Super Blade Pro. This setting is not mine, but the owner allows sharing of her files. Check out her site, Dragonzgold.com she has some really great SBPro presets.

All of which you can get from the supplies zip HERE

* First well set up PS to make a rounded, 5 sided star.

1. Open up 400 x 400 transparent image

2. Right click on the preset shapes tool on the left and choose polygon

3. Along the top you will see what looks like a blobby star with an arrow pointing downward. That's your polygon options in there. Click the down arrow and set your options like in the picture below:

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4. Right beside the blobby star icon, you will see "Sides". Put a 5 in there. At the far left, there is 3 icons below the Layer tab, click on the last one that says Fill Pixels. Set your Opacity to 100% and check Anti-alais.

5. Next, you are going to hold down your shift key and place your cursor at the top left of your canvas, and drag out your star. You will notice that it is going to look like part of it is off of your screen. That's ok, we're going to fix that. Keep holding down your shift key, and now hold down your spacebar on your keyboard, and move your cursor to the middle of your page. Your star will move with it and you can continue to draw out your shape. That takes a little practice, so if you make a mistake or let go of your shift key accidently, just go up to the Edit tab, click Undo or Step Backwards and try it again.

* Now you have your basic star topper. Time to put a layer style on it.

6. Look over to your left at the very bottom of the tool bar you will see what looks like 2 square pieces of paper, one with an arrow, the other with a feather. That is Image Ready. Click it once and it will take your star shape over there. Don't close out Photoshop though, we are not done in there yet.

* On the right, you will see this box:

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7. Click the Styles tab if it isn't already showing you the styles.

8. We are looking for the white style called Clear Gel Rollover Button. If you don't see it in your styles palette, there is a small circle with an arrow pointing to the right at the top right of the palette. Click that, then scroll down and click on Reset Styles. If you get a popup box saying resetting styles cannot be undone, click yes. You should now have all the same default styles that are in the picture above.

9. Go ahead and click on the clear gel rollover button style.

* Your star should now look like this:

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* We don't want that big drop shadow on it, so we need to take that off.

10. Look at the bottom of your layers palette and you will see a grey circle with the letter f in it. See picture below:

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11. Click that icon then click on drop shadow from the list.

12. Click the green checkmark beside the words drop shadow and it will disappear from our star.

* It is hard to see against the grey and white checkered background, but the star also has a white glow around it, and we are going to take this off as well.

13. Take the checkmark out of the section that says Outter Glow, and hit the OK button to finish.

14. Look to your left again and find the icon of the 2 papers with the arrow and feather. Click that once and it will bring our star back into photoshop with the layer style intact.

* We are done with Image Ready so you can close that out now.

* At this point, you should save this as a .png file so you can use it later on to recolour and you won't have to make another one each time.

15. So, to do that, go up to the File tab, choose Save As, scroll down and find the .png option and select it. Give your star a name and hit Save.

* Once it is saved as a .png file, you don't need the original any longer so you can close that out.

16. Open up the new star .png image you just saved, then go up to the Image tab at the top, and down to Duplicate. Now close out our original .png star and work on the duplicate image.

* Now we are going to recolour it.

17. Go up to the Layer tab, then to New Adjustment Layer, then to Hue and Saturation.

* Click ok at the popup box.

18. On the bottom right of the Hue/Saturation box, you will see the word Colourize. Put a check in that box, and if there isn't already, put a check in the Preview box as well.

19. Now just start moving the sliders around till you get a look that you like.

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To get this blue colour:

Hue: 194
Saturation: 64
Lightness: -8

20. When you find a shade you like, hit OK.

21. In the layer palette, right click on one of the layers and choose Merge Visable.

** You can also do a bit of playing around here by, after merging your two layers, go back up to Step #17 and play with the Hue/Saturation settings to get a darker shade of whatever colour you have chosen. In the example below, I merged my two layers, went back and used the exact same hue/sat colour settings as before and got a darker blue;

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Now on to the wand stick. This part requires you to use Super Blade Pro.

22. Open up SK Star Wand Stick from the supplies zip.

23. Go up to the Image tab and click on Duplicate and then close out the original.

24. You'll notice in the bottom left corner of the canvas, photoshop has shrunk our image down to 66.67%. Just backspace out those numbers and type in 100% and drag out the canvas to get the full view.

25. Hold down your Ctrl key on your keyboard and click with your cursor on the icon of the stick in your layer palette. Make sure you click on the ICON and not just on the layer itself.

* Marching ants will appear all around your stick.

26. Go up to the Filter tab at the top, then down to Flaming Pear and over to Super Blade Pro. The setting I am using for this is called IsbGold017. Click the icon indicated by the red box in the photo below and find the IsbGold017. Click it once to select it then click the Open button.

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27. Now, up at the top left corner you will see the word Shape. It is indicated by the black box in the picture above. Click the grey round circle next to it and then click the very first grey circle icon from that list.

28. Now hit the OK button.

29. Now go up to the Select tab and click Deselect. Your wand should now look like this:

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* All that is left to do is put the star topper on the stick so...

30. Click the star once to make it our active layer. On the left, click on your mover tool (it's at the top of your tool options on the left)

31. Now, in the layer palette put your cursor on the star icon and drag it over onto the gold wand layer. Use the mover tool again to push it into place on top of the wand.

32. In the layers palette, right click on one of the two layer and choose Merge Visable.

That's it, you're done :)

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TOU:

If you do this tutorial, your end result is yours to do whatever you wish; give it away as a freebie, use it as part of a kit, or sell it for profit. You may not make this into an action or script to give away as a freebie or to sell for a profit. A mention or a link back here would be appreciated but is not mandatory. Please do not share the supplies or tut through email or any other means. If you are using this or any of my tutorials for your groups or as part of your own tutorial, please post a link to the tut on my blog and let your members download the supplies from my blog for themselves.

Thanks Misty from MissT Layouts for testing out my tutorial :)
 
posted by Shawna at 1:10 AM | Permalink | 5 comments
Balloons
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Supplies:

SK Balloon Tutorial Shapes Download Here

* If you would like other balloon shapes to use another time, you can download them from my blog HERE


1. Click on your Custom Shapes tool on the left.

2. Up top on your settings bar, click the down arrow beside the word Shape. Over to the right at the top, you will see a small circle with a black arrow, and click that. From the drop down menu, choose Load Shapes.

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3. Find where you have saved SK Balloon Tutorial.csh from the supplies zip, click on it once, then click the load button.

* My two shapes will appear in your list.

4. Open up a transparent 500 x 500 image.

5. Go up to the shape list and double click on the round balloon shape.

6. Up at the settings bar at the top, click on Fill Pixels. Mode is Normal, Opacity is 100%, and Anti-alias is checked.

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7. Click on your foreground colour swatch and your colour picker box will pop up. Type in #288acf at the bottom.

8. Hold down your Shift key, starting at the top left corner of your transparent canvas, drag out your balloon shape. Be sure to leave space at the bottom for the balloon lip we will add later. Use your mover tool to center it. This is what you should have so far:

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9. Go up to the Layer tab at the top, select New, then select Layer.

10. Click on your Custom Shapes tool and double click on the cone shape.

11. Draw out a small cone for the lip of the balloon. Make sure it is in proportion to the balloon itself. Push it into place with your mover tool.

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12. Right click on one of the two layers in the Layer Palette and choose Merge Visable.

13. At the bottom of your Layers Palette on the right, click the grey circle with the f in it to bring up our Layer Styles box. Put your settings like the picture below:

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* This is what yours should look like now:

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* Now you need to choose a shape for a decoration on your balloon.

14. Click the Custom Shape tool on the left and choose something simple. I'm going to be using a circle thingy.

15. Reset your foreground and background colours to black and white. Click the tiny black and white squares you see under the fg and bg to do that. Now click the doube arrow above the fg/bg swatches to make white your foreground colour.

16. Make a new layer by going up to the Layer tab, over to New, then to Layer.

17. Now draw out some small shapes on your balloon. When draging out your chosen shapes on the top and sides, don't hold down the shift key. We don't those ones to be perfect. They need to be a bit skewed so it looks like it is stretching around the balloon.

18. Once you have your decoration on, in the layers palette, lower the opacity of your shapes layer to about 70%.

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* Now we need to add some highlights.

19. Make a new layer, Layer tab, New, Layer.

20. Click on your Brush tool on the left. Choose the one that says Soft Round 100 pixels.

21. Make a new layer and drag it below your decorated layer. Click once somewhere near the top of your balloon, but leave enough space so when we blur it, it will not go over the edges.

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22. Go up to the Filter tab and down to Blur, then to Gaussian Blur and in the Radius section, put in 17, then in the layer palette, lower the opacity to about 90%.

23. Make a new layer and click once to add another highlight like in the picture below:

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24. Gaussian blur it again using the same settings as before, then lower the opacity to about 60%.

25. Make a new layer and this time, change your brush size to somewhere around 80. Then, make our last lighlight like in the picture below:

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26. Gaussian blur it again, same settings, then lower the opacity to around 80%. Here's mine:

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*Play with the opacity and highlights, see what you can come up with.

27. Right click on one of the layers and choose Merge Visable.

** I added a string and also a drop shadow and inner glow.

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and here's my final result:

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** Keep in mind when putting on the drop shadow and the inner glow that your balloon will look different depending on what scrap paper background you are going to be using. Try putting whatever paper you are going to be using behind your balloon image before you merge your shadow and glow layer. Play with the setting to see what looks good against it.

TOU:

If you do this tutorial, your end result is yours to do whatever you wish; give it away as a freebie, use it as part of a kit, or sell it for profit. You may not make this into an action or script to give away as a freebie or to sell for a profit. A mention or a link back here would be appreciated but is not mandatory. Please do not share the supplies or tut through email or any other means. If you are using this or any of my tutorials for your groups or as part of your own tutorial, please post a link to the tut on my blog and let your members download the supplies from my blog for themselves.

Thanks Misty from MissT Layouts for testing out my tut for me :)
 
posted by Shawna at 1:04 AM | Permalink | 8 comments
Buttons
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Supplies: Download zip file HERE


1. Open up a 500 by 500 transparent image.

2. Right click on your Custom Shape tool on the left and choose Custom Shape Tool.

3. Look up at the options bar along the top. Click on the icon that says Fill Pixels. See picture below

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4. Next click on the drop down arrow next to the word shape and find your circle. Make sure it is a solid circle and not just an outline of a circle. Double click it to select it. Opacity is at 100% and Anti-alias is checked.

* If you don't see a solid circle in your shapes list, click the arrow in the top right corner of the shapes drop down box and from that flyout, select All.

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5. Hold down your Shift key on your keyboard and starting from the top left corner, drag out your shape. Leave room at the top, bottom and edges.

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6. Open up SK Green for Tutorial.jpg from the zip file.

7. Click on your mover tool on the left. It looks like an arrow pointing to the left.

8. In the layer palette, hold your mouse down on the ICON of the green paper and drag it over and onto your black circle canvas.

* You should now have your green paper layer on top of your black circle.

9. Close out the green paper, we no longer need it.

* What we are going to do next is create what is called a Clipping Mask. It is going to mold the green layer onto our black layer into whatever shape is on the layer below it. In this case, it's our circle.

10. Hold down your Ctrl key, hold down your Alt key and then hit the g key on your keyboard.

* You now have your circle shape covered in your green paper.

11. In the layer palette, right click on one of the layers and choose Merge Visable.

* Now we need to cut out a circle for our middle part of the button.

12. On the left, click on your Elliptical Marquee Tool. It is the first tool in the list. If you have something other than the elliptical marquee showing, right click on the icon and find it in the dropdown list.

13. Along the top in the settings bar, click on the icon labled New Selection then put the rest of your settings like the picture below:

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* This is a bit tricky and might take a couple practice trys to get it right. If you make a mistake, use your undo button under the Edit tab.

14. Starting from the top left corner, hold down the shift key and drag out your shape. Don't let go of your mouse, but if you hold down the spacebar, you can move the elliptical circle and place it in the middle of your button shape.

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15. Once you've got it centered in the middle, go up to the Edit tab and choose Cut. Then go back up to the Edit tab and choose Paste.

* It will paste your selection back into the middle of your circle, although it isn't exactly centered properly.

16. Click on your Mover tool on the left and then use the arrow keys on your keyboard to nudge the middle section back into place.

17. So now your have in your layer palette an inner circle and an outter circle. Rename each of these inner and outter circle, then drag the outter circle layer on top.

* To rename the layers, just double click on the layer itself, not on the icon and give it a name.

18. Click on the layer named outter circle to make it active. Now click on the Layer Style icon at the bottom of the layer palette. It looks like a circle with an f in the middle. Choose Inner Shadow.

19. Change the blend mode to colour burn, the opacity to 100%, the distance to 0, and the size to 21 and hit ok.

20. Click on the inner circle layer in the layer palette then click on the Layer Style icon at the bottom, and again choose inner shadow. Change your settings to these:

Blend Mode is colour burn, colour is black
Opacity is 75%
Angle is 120 and global light is checked
Distance is 0
choke is 0
Size is 128
Leave the rest at it's default settings and click OK.

* You should have what looks like this now:

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* Now, we need to make our button holes.

21. We need our circle again, so click on the Custom Shape tool again. Use the same settings as before.

22. Go up to the Layer tab and choose New and then Layer and move this to the top in your layer palette.

23. Turn off your outter layer so it is easier too see what we are doing. And set your foreground to black as that is the easiest colour to see as well.

24. Hold down your shift key and draw out a small circle the size you want your button holes to be. Here's mine:

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* It doesn't matter if it isn't centered, we'll do that in a bit.

25. In the layer palette right click on your first button hole and choose Duplicate Layer.

26. Click on your Mover tool to select it, then use your arrow keys on your keyboard to move the second hole over to the right a bit.

* You now have 2 black button holes.

27. Turn off both the inner and outter circle layers then right click on one of the remaining button hole layers and from the flyout choose Merge Visable, then turn the inner circle layer back on.

28. In the layer palette, right click on the merged button hole layer and choose Duplicate Layer.

29. Again, click on the mover tool and use the arrow keys to move these two holes down below our other two.

* Make sure that they are evenly spaced with each other.

30. Turn off your inner circle layer in the layer palette, and right click and merge these two button holes with the first button hole layer.

* Now we need to move and center our button holes layer.

31. Click on your Mover tool and use your arrow keys to center the holes in the middle of the inner circle layer. You may want to turn on your outter circle layer to see the whole button. Here's mine so far:

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32. Click on your button hole layer in the layer palette to activate it, then hold down your Ctrl key on your keyboard and click once on the ICON of the button hole layer.

* Your holes should now have the marching ants all around them.

33. Hit the Delete key on your keyboard, then click on the inner circle layer in the layer palette and hit the Delete key on your keyboard again.

34. Go up to the Select tab and choose Deselect.

35. Delete the layer from the layer palette that used to have the button holes on them.

* Now we need to put an additional layer style on these with different settings, so we need to merge the existing one with it's layer.

36. In the layer palette, turn off the inner circle layer. Go up to the Layer tab and choose New, then Layer.

37. Right click on the new layer and choose Merge Visable.

* You'll notice that the burned edges are still there, but the little circle with the f in it is gone from our layer in the palette. We merged the settings with our paper.

38. Turn off the outter circle, turn on the inner circle and do the same for this. Make a new layer then merge visable.

39. Turn on both layers, and click on the outter circle in the layer palette.

* We need to put on a bevel and emboss which is what makes the button look like it is plastic with a shine.

40. Click on the Layer Style icon and choose Bevel and Emboss. Use these settings:

Style is inner bevel
Techniques is smooth
Depth is 121
Direction is up
Size is 13
Soften is 0

Shading:

Angle is 104 and global light is checked
Altitude is 71
Highlight Mode is screen
colour is white
opacity is 100
Shadow Mode is overlay
colour is black
opacity is 100

Click the OK button.

41. Click on the inner circle layer and go to the Layer Style icon and choose Bevel and Emboss.

Style is inner bevel
Technique is smooth
Depth is 81
Direction is up
Size is 13
Soften is 0

Shading:

Angle is 104 and global light is checked
Altitude is 71
Highlight Mode is Screen
Colour is white
Opacity is 90
Shadow Mode is Overlay
Colour is black
Opacity is 100

* Now, i went and added a bit more shading using the Inner Shadow setting again. This is optional.

Click on the Inner Shadow and use these settings:

Blend Mode is overlay
colour is black
opacity is 75
angle is 104 and global light is checked
Distance is 0
Choke is 0
Size is 6

Click the OK button. This is what mine looks like:

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42. Right click on one of the layers and Merge Visable.

43. To resize your button, go up to the Image tab then to Resize Image. See the picture below for my settings.

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TOU:

If you do this tutorial, your end result is yours to do whatever you wish; give it away as a freebie, use it as part of a kit, or sell it for profit. You may not make this into an action or script to give away as a freebie or to sell for a profit. A mention or a link back here would be appreciated but is not mandatory. Please do not share the supplies or tut through email or any other means. If you are using this or any of my tutorials for your groups or as part of your own tutorial, please post a link to the tut on my blog and let your members download the supplies from my blog for themselves.

Thank you Misty from MissT Layouts for being my tut tester and finding my mistakes :)
 
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