Last week I launched the AskCarl feature thinking that it would be a great success. But I was surprised seeing nothing but dirt on my mail box this past week that wants to ask a question and participate to this new feature. Special thanks to Techzillo who dropped me a comment asking how did I make those 3d crystal buttons.
I didn’t waste any time and made a tutorial (To keep the new feature alive! ). So, here it is, enjoy!
How to Make 3d Crystal Buttons – Photoshop Tutorial
1. Start, by creating a 125 x 125 image (Like the C Image right) and put it in an empty 142 x 142 square.
2. Then add drop shadow (Layer > Layer Style > Drop Shadow) to your 125 x 125 square image (NOTE: The 125 x 125 must have a transparent background for the drop shadow to take effect). You can copy what I did below (Click to enlarge)
3. After that, add Bevel & Emboss (Layer > Layer Style > Bevel & Emboss) to your 125 x 125 square image. Follow what I did below and remember to also set your gloss contour. (NOTE: Blend the color of your shadow to the image)
Viola! That’s it! Easy as 1, 2, 3… If you have any comments or want to add something just drop me a comment below
Have any questions? Well don’t waste time searching Google, just drop me a mail and I’ll try my best to answer!