In this tutorial I am going to show you a few ways to make a cool metal textured button. I am making a button just to show you the technique but you can use it to do a lot of other things.
Before we start the main tutorial I am going to show you how to make the pattern, which makes a cool looking texture you can use with anything.
Just start a new document with 10x10px and zoom in all the way to 1600%.
Grab your pencil tool and make a pattern that looks like this:
I know that looks kind of odd but it will definitely give a cool effect!
Now to save it as a custom pattern go to edit>>define pattern:
Then when you click on that, photoshop will ask you to name the pattern and call it whatever you want. I called mine metalbutton for this tutorial:
Ok we are done with that and will move on to the main tutorial.
First I am going to start a new document and make it 400X400px and make the background black.
Then I am going to get the rounded rectangle tool to make the basic shape of the button.
Make a new layer and make sure the rounded rectangle options are set to fill and pick the color black.
Now start a new layer and make your rounded button shape. Here is mine:
After making that I want to go ahead and go to my blending options by right clicking on my layer and clicking “blending options”.
Once in there check inner glow and use these settings:
Then “bevel and emboss” and choose these settings:
Also under bevel and emboss check “contour” and choose these settings:
Then check satin and choose these settings:
Then gradient overlay:
Then choose the pattern overlay and choose the new pattern we made with earlier.
Leave all other setting under pattern overlay to their defaults.
Lastly ad a stroke to your button with these settings:
My result so far: