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Trying to turn a - to a +

Oct 31, 2013, 16:12
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Trying to turn a - to a +
Hello, I'm trying to make a +, maximize icon. I already have the -, minimize icon. but I don't know how to flip just the - right side up and make it blend in.

here's the image [Image: 118237-matte-blue-and-white-square-icon-...nimize.png]
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Nov 1, 2013, 07:13 (This post was last modified: Nov 1, 2013 07:15 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Trying to turn a - to a +
Hi, thought I would give this a sample go (hope you don't mind ^_^ )

You can overlap them, but you'll need to scale the top layer so the the edges of the buttons match up.

After you rotate it Rotate(hold ctrl + click/drag mouse), click Image > Fit Canvas to layers...
Then you will see that there is a space below or above the button(see my attached picture).

   
Picture has noise & an top cover layer so you don't just copy mine & try it out for yourself Tongue Smile

This is because the button is wider than taller.
Just crop the bottom.

Then change the layer mode to "Darken"

You can Smudge smudge the overlap or clone the middle part if you want it to be smooth in the middle instead of that square.

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Nov 2, 2013, 09:35
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RE: Trying to turn a - to a +
(Nov 1, 2013 10:44)ofnuts Wrote:  You've got the shadow wrong at the bottom...

frogg didn't specify whether he wants a bottom drop shadow for both buttons. Maybe his picture was just an example Huh

At any rate frogg, with my method you will need to adjust the scaling to match the edges.
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