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  • reflective 3D buttons & graphics

     Vincent Rosati updated 13 years ago 2 Members · 4 Posts
  • Tom Ma

    February 12, 2008 at 1:56 am

    I have a number of flat logo’s that I need to make look more 3 dimensional. Not true 3D but more reflective shading, like the type of buttons you see, on Apple’s website etc..


    essentially I guess these are just overlays, added, multiplied or screened over the graphic.

    Is there a stock image source for this type of thing?
    or perhaps a set of plugins that does this?


  • Vincent Rosati

    February 12, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    If you’re referring to the shiny buttons, it’s often referred to as the ‘aqua technique’, or ‘apple aqua technique’, or ‘aqua buttons’. It can be accomplished in raster and vector!
    Just do a search and you will find a ton of tut’s covering the subject. 🙂


  • Tom Ma

    February 12, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    hate to sound lazy (more like busy) but..
    are there any PS plugins (or maybe PS macro’s) that can accomplish this?

  • Vincent Rosati

    February 13, 2008 at 12:47 am

    Maybe this’ll do…

    I just searched for ‘aqua button generator’.


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