Advice for creating button images?

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Advice for creating button images?

#1 Post by justloveme94 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:21 pm

Forgive me if this asked been asked multiple times before but I have looked high and low and cannot find any advice.

Does anyone have any advice for creating buttons for a visual novel? I downloaded the imagebutton GUI framework by leon off of the cookbook and liked the look of the buttons. I was wondering how to create something similar. I'm currently using Krita which is free but I'm hoping to get my hands on photoshop soon. Our little visual novel project doesn't really have an artist of any sorts yet so I'm left to playing around with GUI in the mean time.

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Re: Advice for creating button images?

#2 Post by Imperf3kt » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:36 pm

What specifically do you require help with? Coding the buttons into your game, or creating the art?
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Re: Advice for creating button images?

#3 Post by justloveme94 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:50 pm

Ah sorry! I need help with creating the art. I wonder if anyone had any advice on where to begin. Thanks!

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Re: Advice for creating button images?

#4 Post by Imperf3kt » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:02 pm

So you're looking to replicate the raised outline effect?

If you used GIMP, I could help. Its free and roughly equivalent to photoshop (superior if you add filter plugins), though people do tend to complain the UI makes it inferior.

I did the same as you intend to do, not long ago.
While not identical, here's something to give you an idea.
http://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/6353/8RC3AE.png
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Re: Advice for creating button images?

#5 Post by justloveme94 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:42 pm

Ah yes, I have GIMP downloaded and have dabbled with it a bit. Any advice is appreciated! Ugh, it feels so simple but for some reason I just cannot wrap my head around how to make them.

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