Experiments and random stuff.

Button generators

The button generator set is a series of 5 shapes in Photoshop PSD files for generating buttons and logos with borders and effects.  Each button can generate any of the effects below (and more!) just by clicking layers on and off.  If you alter the transparency of the layers you have even more choices.  There’s a custom layer for both fill and ring in case you want to put your own colours/effects in.

The rectangle and oval shapes are 2133 x 800 pixels.   The circle, square and pacman shapes are 800 x 800.  This is big enough that your generated images will look good in print.

Each shape has the following layers:

  • Black text
  • White text
  • Ring transparent bevel – 3D look for any ring colour underneath
  • Ring gold
  • Ring silver
  • Ring custom colour
  • Ring base black
  • Fill texture burn: default 50% transparent – burned edges
  • Fill texture wood: default 50% transparent – wood grain
  • Fill texture crackle: default 50% transparent – mosaic texture
  • Fill texture bio: default 50% transparent -‘virus’ texture
  • Cosmic fill: default 50% transparent
  • Planet fill: default 50% transparent
  • Sky fill: default 50% transparent
  • Marble fill: default 50% transparent
  • Green fill: default 50% transparent
  • Red fill: default 50% transparent
  • Blue fill: default 50% transparent
  • Black fill
  • White fill
  • Custom fill – select layer and put your specific colour in here
  • Basic shape white (in case you want to add a drop-shadow)

Here’s just some of what you can easily do:

You can download the files here.  They are Photoshop PSD files inside a zip file, so they won’t do you any good if you don’t have Photoshop.

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