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Glossy Buttons 2

Tutorial is written for Paint Shop Pro 9. The methods used are compatible with Paint Shop Pro 6, 7, 8 and X

Credits:
Author: Richie Dumlao

 

1 Start a new 200x150 pixels, 16 million colors image.  Add a new Raster layer (Layers>New Raster Layer).   Press "S" to activate the selection tool , then create a rectangular selection as shown below.  Save selection to Alpha Channel (Selections>Load/Save Selection>Save Selection to Alpha Channel).

Selection Settings:
Selection Type = Rounded Rectangle
Feather = 0
Antialias = checked

 

 

2  Set foreground color to red (HTML #ff0000) and background color to dark red (HTML #800000).

Set Foreground to Gradient.  Then,  Floodfill your selection with Foreground-Background gradient as shown below.

Fill Settings:
Type = Foreground-Background
Angle = 180
Repeat = 0

 

 

3 Decrease selections by 2 pixels (Selections>Modify>Contract).  Then, increase feather by 1 pixel (Selections>Modify>Feather).

 

 


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