Buttons are a great way to grab a website viewer’s attention, and a way to hone your user interface design chops. They can be used to effectively drive traffic to desired subpages, drive more sign-ups, or any other collection of goals you’ve established for your website design. In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to go step-by-step through the creation of a circular, inset button with some subtle details and lighting effects, achieved using vector shapes and Photoshop’s layer styles palette. You’ll end up with the button below (and you can download the source file at the bottom of the page to boot)!
Please note: for this tutorial, you should be familiar with basic Photoshop elements like: the gradient tool, the color picker, the ellipse tool, the type tool, and the layer styles palette.