Creating RSS button | Photoshop Tutorials.
Firstly we need to create a new file (File>New) of 512×512 px and 72 dpi. Place there a rectangle that may be made with the Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) (radius of 25px)
The rectangle should have the next indicated Blending Options>Gradient Overlay parameters by making a mouse click on this layer on the layers’ panel.
You’ll get the next picture:
Then we have to make another rectangle that will be placed the same way as below:
Set next demonstrated Blending Options>Color Overlay.
We’ll get the next picture:
Now we have to represent one more rectangle near the previous made one.
Do the same operation we did with the previous rectangles: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay
Now we’ve got the picture that is shown below:
Take the Ellipse Tool (U) and try to make a black circle placing it the same way you may see below:
Set the transparency level demonstrated next table:
Select also Blending Options>Stroke.
… and we’ve got the next circle:
This way it’s possible to represent the rest of the elements, demonstrated on the next picture:
Mark out all the layers on the layers’ palette containing the circles, putting them all together into a single one (Ctrl+E). After that we’ll select the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) to erase the unnecessary elements as it is demonstrated below:
Make a copy of the orange rectangle (Ctrl+J) to insert a highlight there. Make the copy smaller a little (Ctrl+T) and finally move off and make some corrections the element’s tops, applying the Pen Tool (P).
Fill 0% on the layers’ panel, giving the next properties for the layer Blending Options>Gradient Overlay:
It’s the picture you’ll get:
Insert now the necessary text:
Give the appropriate gradient to the text:
Follow the next demonstrated text’s parameters:
Now we’ll represent one more rectangle for the highlight, having the next parameters Blending Options>Inner Glow:
The RSS button is finished!
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