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Quick Golden Button
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Quick Golden Button
Created by:Graham

This is a quick tutorial on how to make a button like the one above in five easy steps.

Standard Toolbar - New (image) button
Begin with a new image:
Width = 200 pixels
Height = 50 pixels
Resolution = 72 pixels/inch
Background = White
Image Type = 16.7 Million Colors (24 Bit)

Next choose the colour blue for the foreground by clicking on the color palette with the left mouse button, then choose the colour yellow for the background by clicking with the right mouse button. Or you click into the fore- and background colour fields and give in the values:
Foreground colour = Blue (Red = 0, Green = 0, Blue = 255)
Background colour = Yellow (Red = 255, Green = 255, Blue = 0)
Go to Effects || 3D Effects || Buttonize:
Height = 9
Width = 18
Opacity = 28
Transparent Edge = checked
Click on OK.
Tool Palette - Text tool

Next click on the Text icon and onto your button.

Type whatever text you want, in a font you like; under Style set Stroke = None and Fill = Solid Color, your background colour yellow. I liked the text "LinkmeUP.co.uk".

Click on the double arrow between the foreground and background colour fields so that yellow is now your foreground colour.
Now go to Effects || Artistic Effects || Hot Wax Coating and presto one gold button!


Try using a different colour as a background colour for the text and a foreground colour for the Hot Wax Coating effect and see the different results, for example Green or Aqua.

Well, that's your lot, for now!