Home   >   Tutorials   >   Effects V5 & V6   >   Cutout Buttons   For both PSP V5 & V6   
Download this tutorialDownload (??kb)
E-mail this tutorial to a friendEmail to Friend

Cutout Buttons
Created by: Pinoy7

 
 
Create a new image, 150x150 pixels, white background and 16 million colors.
 
Click on your Selection tool:
Selection Type = Circle
Feather = 0
Antialias = checked
 
Draw a round selection inside your new image.
 
Set your foreground color to white and your background color to black.
 
Click on your Flood Fill tool:
PSP 5:
Fill Style = Sunburst Gradient
Match Mode = None
Tolerance = 100
Opacity = 100
Sample merged = unchecked
Click on Options:
Blend mode = Normal
Vertical = 70
Horizontal = 70

PSP 6:
Fill style = Sunburst Gradient
Blend mode = Normal
Paper texture = None
Match mode = None
Tolerance = n/a
Opacity = 100
Sample merged = unchecked
Click on tab 2:
Gradient = Foregrd-Backgrd
Repeats = 0
Horizontal = 70
Vertical = 70

 
Click inside the selection to fill it with the gradient.

Go to Selections || Modify || Contract, contract by 3.

 
Under Options / on tab 2 of your Flood Fill tool, change only the following settings:
Horizontal/Vertical = 30
 
Click again inside the contracted selection to fill with the gradient.
 
Go to Colors || Colorize:
Hue = 34
Saturation = 113

Now deselect with Ctrl+D (Selections || Select None).

 
To add a text, click on the "Text" tool, then on the button. Be sure you have "Floating selection" checked. The text color doesn't matter.
 
Add any text you want, center the text on the button, then go to Selections || Save to Alpha Channel and click on OK twice to save your selection.

Press the Delete key.

 
Load the saved selection: Go to Selections || Load From Alpha Channel and pick your selection.
 
Now, go to Image || Effects || Cutout. Settings I used:
Fill interior with color = unchecked
Shadow color = black
Opacity = 90
Blur = 5
Vertical Offset = 3
Horizontal Offset = 3

Deselect with Ctrl+D (Selections || Select None).