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My Wicked Button [Example]

Sep 5, 2013, 17:28
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My Wicked Button [Example]
Hello Boys, I am just sliding through doing a drive-by.

   

Ok so this is not quite a tutorial but more an example.

Study the file:
.xcf  Wicked Button.xcf (Size: 138.16 KB / Downloads: 45)

Notes
3 shades of purple are used; Base 9032a0, Highlight c343d9, and Gloss da4bf2. I picked my Base color and raised the Value for the other two.
    Layers
    - Base layer is solid fill.
    - Highlight is a radial blend to transparent.
    - Gloss is an solid fill with opacity lowered to 50%.
    - Reflect is a white fuzzy brush Whirled.
    - Icon is an Embossed W below Gloss layer.

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Sep 6, 2013, 03:42
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RE: My Wicked Button [Example]
(Sep 5, 2013 20:10)ofnuts Wrote:  IMHO for a very similar effect the "Gloss" should be a gray set to Divide mode, so it just inherits whatever color it's overlaying. So you don't color the "W" with the gloss, and avoid the pointy end that stays white Smile

You are correct, in fact, you could do that with the Highlight Layer too. Then just change the Base color and icon as desired. However, my example (I hope) shows new users of GIMP how simple it is to make icons. I didn't want to get overtly complicated on them. In my travels, I have ran into some tutorials that left me scratching my head.

"I love simple things, this is why I create them." - Erno Rubik

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