In this Photoshop Tutorial I will show you how to create the Blue and White Arrow Button in my image. This button is easy to create. To create more than one button, you will need to duplicate the buttons. First, we will make the original button and then I’ll show you how to create the duplicated buttons. So let’s begin
How to Create a Blue and White Button in Photoshop
Click File > New at the top of your Photoshop window. Create your canvas 400 pixels by 400 pixels. Set your background color to white and click OK.
Next, you will need to create a new layer. Click Layer > New > Layer at the top of your Photoshop window to create a new layer. Name this layer Button. Then click OK on that box. Now you should see your new button layer in your Layers Panel. Press F7 on your keyboard if you do not see your layers panel.
Next, you will need to select your Rectangle Tool to draw your button. Click on your Rectangle Tool in your toolbar. Draw a rectangle on your canvas for your button. You can draw the button whatever size you need.
The next step is to rasterize your layer. Rasterizing the layer will make the edges of your button smooth. Right click on the Button Layer and click Rasterize Layer from the pop up menu.
Right click on your Button Layer again and click Blending Options from the pop up menu. Apply the following effects to the Button.
Blend Mode – Multiply
Color – Black
Opacity – 60
Distance – 4
Spread – 0
Size – 10
Contour – Linear
Anti-aliased – Unchecked
Noise – 0
Bevel and Emboss
Style – Pillow Emboss
Technique – Smooth
Depth – 91
Direction – up
Size – 10
Soften – 0
Angle – 120
Use Global Light – Checked
Attitude – 30
Gloss Contour – Peaks
Anti-aliased – Checked
Highlight Mode – Screen
Color – white
Opacity – 100
Shadow Mode – Normal
Color – black
Opacity – 75
Blend mode – normal
Color – #146177
Opacity – 100
Click OK on the Blending Options window.
The next step is to add the arrow to the button. Create a new layer the same way that you did above. Name this layer Arrow.
Select the Custom Shape Tool from the toolbar. Go to the top of your Photoshop window and change your Custom Shapes. Drop the box down beside Shape. Click the arrow on the right side of that box. Next, click on Arrows from the drop down menu. This will load the arrow shapes in the shape window. Click on Arrow 2. Hover your mouse over the arrows to see the names of them.
Change your Foreground Color to White. Then draw your arrow on your button. You can draw the arrow whatever size you want.
Right click on the Arrow Layer and click Rasterize Layer from the pop up menu.
You are finished with the first button. Now you can duplicate more buttons if you want. To duplicate the button, you will need to merge the two layers together. Left click one time on one layer, hold down CTRL and left click on the other layer. Both layers should be highlighted now. Right click on one of the layers and click Merge Layers from the pop up menu.
Now we can duplicate the button. Right click on the merged layer and click Duplicate Layer from the pop up menu. Click OK on the box that pops up. Grab your Move Tool from your toolbar and drag your duplicated button down below the original button. Continue doing this until you have all the buttons that you need.
You can add the text to your buttons by selecting the Type Tool from your toolbar. If you have any problems with this Photoshop Tutorial, please feel free to contact me using the contact button at the top of this page.