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I have a red background with black buttons or just rectangles at the moment. I am using Gimp to make images for a web page.

I want shiny black buttons on a vertcal list and I wonder how you do this with black?

http://www.gimp-tutorials.com/category/Gimp-Buttons-10-1.html
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by:lherrou
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jagguy,

Take a look at http://www.netdenizen.com/buttonmill/glassy.php

Try setting the color to 000000, the text color to ffffff, the background color to the background of your page, and the edge color to some color that complements other colors used in your site (try 333333 or 330000 as a starting point).

Cheers,
LHerrou
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by:jagguy
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can you tell where i cam make thes ebuttons from scratch. i have seen glassy buttons tutorials but not like this from the link provided
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Try this tutorial, then change up the button shape and the brightness of the highlights, etc.

http://gimp-tutorials.net/gimp-vista-button
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by:jagguy
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i see it is good but in tute step 10 you make a selection on a rectangle. Now if i was to do a shape like http://www.netdenizen.com/buttonmill/glassy.php

how do i do this shape selection as it is a half circle and a rectangle with
http://gimp-tutorials.net/gimp-vista-button
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by:jagguy
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here is my button but i cant creat a rounded rectangle shape as how do i do a half selection on such a shape?
glos2.png
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by:jagguy
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here is my glass button
glow4.png
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