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Link buttons are little 88 x 31 pixel graphics designed for people to place on thier sites, linking to another site. You can view some buttons I've created for my Xanga, [url=http://xquizit.cbstaff.com/buttons]here.[/url] and Createblog, [url=http://www.createblog.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=11031]here[/url].

Examples:
[url=http://xanga.com/xquizit_442]User posted image User posted image User posted image User posted image User posted image[/url]

This tutorial will show you how to create a simple button for your website like the one shown below:

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1) Create a new document size 88 x 31 pixels with a transparent background: File >> New.

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2) Find an image that you would like to use as a background for this button. I'm going to use the following image that I created with my [url=http://www.createblog.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=47912]Shockwave tutorial[/url]:

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3) Paste the image into your new document (CTRL + V).

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You should see the top left corner of the image you pasted on the document.

4) Select the move tool by pressing V on your keyboard and drag around the image until you find a good looking area.

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5) Create a new layer: Layer >> New >> Layer. Give this layer a fill by pressing SHIFT + F5 and then hitting OK. Go to the layers pallette and lower the fill to 0%.

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6) Lets add a border to our image: Layer >> Layer Style >> Stroke. Use the setting shown below and click OK:

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7) Your image should look something like the following:

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8) Now let's add some text. Select your text tool by pressing T on your keyboard. Pick a font and size you like best. I chose the following:

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9) Now click anywhere on the image that you want your text. Type whatever you want and adjust the settings as you wish.

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10) If you'd like, you can also adjust the hue of this image: Layer >> New Adjustment Layer >> Hue/Adjustment. Click OK. Adjust the Hue slider as you wish until you achieve desired results. Here's what I got:

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That's it, at least enough to get you started. You can combine this tutorial with others featured on this site to add different effects and animation! Hope you guys have fun with this.

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Ready to put your link button out there for people to grab? Use this script:
[url=http://www.createblog.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=52424]Link Button Codebox[/url]

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Tutorial Comments

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how to do the code???

By MissPiggy2007 on Jun 13, 2007 11:11 pm

http://www.createblog.com/forums/index.php...538&hl=animated

By ZapatoDelFuego on Jul 12, 2006 12:55 am

hey hum... do u have a tutorial to make them animmated ??

By 83RN15 on Jul 11, 2006 10:34 pm

Well it says right on the tutorial that it was made for photoshop...

By misswynne on Feb 25, 2006 2:36 pm

it could be imageready or animation shop.

By Jeng on Feb 24, 2006 10:24 am

wat program did you use to make this?

By iwannabeedatgurl on Feb 22, 2006 6:53 pm

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