Creating web buttons using shape layers


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Creating web buttons using shape layers

Shape layers are extremely useful when designing websites, especially when you're first coming up with the website, and you're not really sure yet how wide the sidebar is going to be, how big the footer is going to be, what color it's going to be, how many buttons you're going to have, etcetera. Because you can show this initial sketch to your client and they can say, well, actually I'd like the left sidebar to be a bit bigger. You just go to the left sidebar, press Command+T, and then you can increase its size as necessary.

And because your shape layers are vectors, they are going to scale without any kind of degradation whatsoever. Beyond that, there is also another very useful way in which you can use shape layers and that is combining shape layers with Smart Objects. That's what I've done for our four tabs up here. These are little Smart Objects and to make something into a Smart Object, you mply click on it, right-click, and then choose Convert to Smart Ob...

Creating web buttons using shape layers
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Creating web buttons using shape layers provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Shape Layers

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