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How do I make a glass button?

Sep 24, 2012, 12:01
Post: #1
How do I make a glass button?
I would like to make a glass button using the following tutorial:

http://www.ehow.com/...ss-buttons.html

I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice on how to complete the "distort circle" part of step 4? In other words, what tool would I use to move the top of the circle downwards?

Step 4: Copy and paste your original circle onto a third new layer. Fill it with an even lighter shade of your selected button color. Distort this circle by moving the top downward while leaving the size and position unchanged. You want the top of the new shape to be around halfway down the original circle.

Also, how can I turn the completed project into an orb/planet/pearl shape?

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Sep 24, 2012, 17:14
Post: #2
RE: How do I make a glass button?
There are various tools for distorting images. Under Filters/Distort there is IWarp and Curve Bend, and there is also the cage tool. I did a quick Google search and there is a circle distort plugin available at the Gimp Plugin Registry, but as the link you provided to the tutorial goes to a not found message it's hard to know what kind of effect you're after.

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Sep 24, 2012, 19:11 (This post was last modified: Sep 24, 2012 19:12 by rich2005.)
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RE: How do I make a glass button?
Yeah, thats the tut
http://www.ehow.com/how_7733900_make-glass-buttons.html

Personally I think it is flawed but I supose it depends on how you read it.
I would just use selections and then fill, the tut implies that you fill then distort.
My initial stab at it.
[Image: 1vj1t.jpg]
that shows the layer OP was asking about

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Sep 25, 2012, 03:20
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RE: How do I make a glass button?
Thank you for taking the time to help.

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