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    Build Beautiful Buttons in Photoshop, Part I

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    Good stuff. Love the illustration too, Xavier!

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    The buttons themselves seem very 90s, but some nice principles outlined there.
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    There are some nice techniques there. I especially like the glossy metallic buttons on the last page. I would like see it done on something other than a grey shade, however. I'll give it a shot.
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    I agree very 90's however its nice that you are providing this resource. Thank you.

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    thankyou for tutorial i was searching for something else
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    The buttons are definitely lame by today's standards. The article does show some fundamental techniques for button making in great detail though. Way too much detail on hex colors for those boring gradients and not enough cool effects & techniques to actually make a "beautiful button".

    Maybe Part II will amaze us.
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    I'm new to designing using Photoshop and the tutorial helps me a lot.

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    Good for getting to grips with the basics, look forward to part II.
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    Apart from the effort and the fine style of this article, all of these buttons have too much of a "mid-nineties-gradient-extravaganza" feeling as far as I'm concerned.

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    A good tutorial for beginners.
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    You guys take your Photoshop skills for granted. We all started somewhere -- this article is a good intro for someone new to UI design with Photoshop. It teaches them a few techniques that will hold them well when they go on to create the more advanced and modern effects that you're obviously used to pumping out.

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