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Shiny DeviantART Logo Button
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By gillianivyart   |   Watch
Published: August 20, 2010
© 2010 - 2019 gillianivyart
This is my first ever button. I never use layer masks in anything, but following this tutorial "Web Button Making" by =easydisplayname I might just have to start. I pretty much followed step by step with a few minor adjustments for shape, highlight color and I added a shine layer to make it look uber.

I wanted to make a button for my on use on other websites, etc to easily point people to my DA. And couldn't quite find what I wanted. Something akin to a Social button.

I took a screen of the loading DA image as my base. I am pleased with the results. I may have to do more buttonmaking in the future! XD

This is free to use. Please check out the uber easy tutorial that is very clear to follow.

The shine was done as a white circle with gradient mask to fade the top. Then set to the same blending options as the highlight line on the bottom (see tutorial) and set layer to Overlay and opacity to 75%. Insta-shine!

If you use, please fave and comment ;D

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Wretched-Arts Digital Artist
Thanks! I'll use this on my website that I'm working on.
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gillianivyartHobbyist General Artist
:D Awesome, I'd love to see!
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Wretched-Arts Digital Artist
It will be awhile, since I just started working on it, but I'd be happy to show you when I'm done. :)
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gillianivyartHobbyist General Artist
;D  Reminds me how much work I need to do on my own website(s).  ;)
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ImeinightHobbyist General Artist
I like!
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gillianivyartHobbyist General Artist
Thank you ;D Hope you can find a use for it. Be sure to check the tutorial I learned to do this from. It has some great techniques.
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MerrkProfessional General Artist
Sweet button. I might use this on my new site if that's cool?
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gillianivyartHobbyist General Artist
Thanks, you certainly may. This is a free button. Also check out the tutorial I followed, it is in the description. ;D
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BLING! With some BweeEEEEEEEEEE! Looks good! Simple and effective.
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gillianivyartHobbyist General Artist
:kiss:
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SilverPixiGirlProfessional Interface Designer
ooh shinny!


(I never use layer masks)
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gillianivyartHobbyist General Artist
I started using them to make DDS files for Sims 3 custom content, but had never used them in artwork. I never really grasped the application and use of masking. Now, I think I get it, Uber Shine! XDDDD I love shine!
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SilverPixiGirlProfessional Interface Designer
I love the sims!

I play Sims2 tho, Do you belong to thesimsresource.com?
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gillianivyartHobbyist General Artist
I go to modthesims.info Not a fan of TSR. I have my own CC blog, all Sims 3 tho. [link]

I haven't updated it in a while, mostly my artwork made into Sims 3 paintings. I have a mod or two of sims 2 paintings on modthesims same name as here, gillianivy.
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SilverPixiGirlProfessional Interface Designer
ah yeah I haven't been to modthesims in awhile (course I can't play my sims right now for some reason it just stopped working, I think my computer is possessed)
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gillianivyartHobbyist General Artist
Aw, sorry, hope you get it working. I miss having Pets and such, need moar expansions for Sims 3! XD
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SilverPixiGirlProfessional Interface Designer
thanks!
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gillianivyartHobbyist General Artist
I love my button. I could never figure out how to do buttons to make the gloss and shadow thing look right. All the fiddling around I ever did was all blah and gave up.
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but this one looks great!
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gillianivyartHobbyist General Artist
Yeah because I decided to go see how other people do it. lololols!
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