We all know that web 2.0 is engulfing us like a big sludge and in little steps all of us web designers are making minor or major changes on our site/blog/presentation etc, with little things such as icons or fonts. You want these graphics to be eye-catching and small enough so it doesn’t dominate your layout. These hand-picked tutorials will teach you how to create a graphic that does just that.
1. Perfect Shine Button or Icon
Make your interface stand out from the rest with this tutorial. A detailed tutorial that guides you to create an awesome button or icon for your application’s GUI.
2. Design a Media Button
This media button tutorial is produced by ‘Adobe Tutorialz’, a graphic community that also provide tips about video and audio techniques.
3. Creating Media Icons
This tutorial teaches you how to create a shiny orb button that can be used for things like logos and interface designs.
4. Create a Simple Reflective Icon
Another simple and straightforward tutorial that guides you how to create a reflective button. One not to be missed!
5. Reflective Button with Plastic Style
Web 2.0 unique button with a plastic finishing. Great for your GUI design.
6. Design a Glossy Download Icon or Button
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7. Classic Glassy Button in only 7 Steps
Create your most classic web 2.0 glassy button in only 7 steps!
8. Fancy Sticker Tutorial
A sticker can easily generate focus on specific content for websites and graphic design projects. This tutorial will show you several basic and advanced Photoshop techniques. These are extremely applicable for a variety of designs you might create in the future.
9. Handy Web 2.0 Icons or Buttons
With the Web 2.0 trend, the use of badges and subtle 3D has become very popular. This tutorial will show you how to create a really easy and very nice 3D effect to be used in either buttons and icons or elements that need some depth.
10. Create a Cool Carbon Fiber Menu
Eli Burford, author of PhotoshopPoint, provides well-written and high-quality Photoshop tutorials. This tutorial is clear and concise and is very suitable for a mobile GUI.
11. Create A Glossy 3D Button
To give more visual appeal to your site’s interface, try integrating 3 dimensional graphics.
12. Industrial-Style Buttons in a few steps
Another tutorial by PhotoshopPoint, you can create this button in just 6 steps. Very easy!