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10-07-2004, 10:44 PM
I'm currently learning Coreldraw 12. I trying to built glassy/ Mac OSX looking buttons.
Heres my first shot at it.
Look forward to any tips and hints.


10-08-2004, 12:56 PM
may i recommend using photoshop and getting the book "photoshop tips and tricks"? They have a great mac button explaination.

There's also :http://www.newtutorials.com/mac-button-tutorial.htm

But if you still insist on coreldraw, no problem. There is an undershine from the bottom right i don't believe you are picking up in the button. Check it out :)

Lonely Pixel
10-08-2004, 01:41 PM
Yeah. I also recommend to use Adobe Photoshop at any time.

Not that any of the Corel applications bad, it's just that for most 2d work, nothing beats Photoshop.

A free trial version can be downloaded from http://www.adobe.com/products/tryadobe/main.jsp#product=39 . This does require registering.

This is what I just created in Photoshop. It took about 10 minutes. You can click the image to download the Photoshop file (.psd) so you can see how I did it.

http://members.home.nl/jrch/glassy_object.jpg (http://members.home.nl/jrch/glassy_object.psd)

10-08-2004, 02:25 PM
Lonely Pixel- It only shows up as a "background" layer, mate.
Nakia- It's very huge:eek: It does look very nice, though I agree that the bottom looks a bit "flat" without undershine or a bit more shadow there...

Lonely Pixel
10-08-2004, 02:27 PM
Gekido - Maybe you're using an older version of photoshop? I'm using Adobe Photoshop CS v8.0

10-08-2004, 02:34 PM
Aahhhh, that must be it. I'm using 7.0

10-08-2004, 10:50 PM
Thanks for the replies and help.
I do notice that is flat at the bottom and lacks shadows on it. I'm going to work on it some more and post results and also make a little smaller.
I'm using CorelDraw 12 Graphic Suite (KTP, and Knockout) and Painter 8 for now being that they were in my budget. Being that I drop the $$ into it I'm going to do my best and roll with it, nothing against Adobe though.

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