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buttons with scanlines positioned right?

Posted on 2003-03-16
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Last Modified: 2010-04-03
Just a quick question:
Take a look at the buttons on the left of this page:


You can see the gifs are part of the background, Im trying to do this, but cannot in photoshop, the site has a great tutorial on creating the buttons, but only on a black background, i have tryed for many hours to create the buttons (gifs) on a section of my background picture that i have sliced, is there any way to lock the background layer?
Im using scan lines on both the background pic and the buttons, so they both need to line up, but with no luck! how do you load an image as a background, and not as a layer?

any help guys? this is driving me crazy! ive tryed everything i can think of!
Question by:chinswain
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Theyre not actually part of the background. What he's done is made slices and rollovers. All you have to do is create a static image of the whole thing. Scanlines, type, everything. Dont worry about animating it, just create it. Then slice it up into chunks so that each menu sits on its own slice. NOW, go in and add the rollovers with the rollovers palette. Export as HTML and its done.

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know any tutorials on this subject?
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The manual is the best. Everything you need to know.

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One think im having trouble with, when i create some text, and try to blur/change it, the background if changed and not the text! any way to lock the background, so only the text is afected?

Im trying to ad a hue to the text, it works fine if i have a black background, but as soon as i use anything (picture etc) as the background, the hue effect doesnt touch the text!?!
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You need to use several layers. Sounds like youre only using one.

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