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Author: theCaramella

Now I want to midify the size of the highlight. For this exercise I will need to see one of the buttons below. I turn on the pill shape layer's visibility again, by clicking the eye icon on it.

I want the highlight to be less wide and just about half the height of the button.
I switch to the Free Transform Tool freeTransformTool, choose View > Hide Edges, and start editing the shape.
Finally I move it a bit down from the shape's top. (By hitting the down arrow once.)
Modify size
When satisfied, I convert it to a movie clip symbol, named "highlight".

Finally I edited the over all transparency of the highlight, by choosing Alpha in the Color drop down menu (Properties panel). I used an alpha of 75%.

Here's mine, still with the dark background.
See it's got a bit more roundness to it now?


You can stop here, or, if you want a light background, you should have a shadow underneath your button, to indicate that the light shines through it.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2003-07-14
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theCaramella started out as an artist, pencils and brushes. Then she bought her first computer, and then there were only computing. Now she's a full time student at the University of Oslo, Informatics of course, while giving some classes at rare occasions. (Who in this business' got money today?) :)
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