|Open a new file
in PhotoShop: File > New
Name the file.
Specify the width = 50 pixels
Height = 50 pixels
Select RGB and transparent background
|Use the marquee tool and choose the circle.|
|Hold down the Shift key while you drag a circle on the canvas. This will constrain the tool to a perfect circle.|
|Select a color on the color pallet by clicking on the swatch.||Windows > Show Swatches|
|Select the paint bucket tool. Click on your circle to fill it with color.|
|Click on the default
color tool; you should see a black and a white square.
Click on the switching arrow so that the white square is on the top.
Double click on the background color square and click on a color in the color picker window.
|Double click on
the gradient tool to bring up the gradient options window .
|Select the first gradient choice - Foreground to background. Click OK.|
|Click on the gradient
tool.Place the cursor on one edge of the marching ants and drag to the opposite
If you don't like the effect, click and drag again, and again until you like it.
|Add a drop shadow to make your button a bit more interesting.||Layer > Effect > Drop Shadow and set the Effects
menu as show.
Your final button should look similar to this one.
|Follow the same procedure for
making a rectangular button and use the rectangular marquee to draw your basic shape.
For more tutorials on making buttons in PhotoShop do a meta-search for "+PhotoShop +tutorials +buttons".