Setting up Artwork for Buttons

Buttons are one of the most common page elements in web page design. Now they are easier to draw because ImageReady introduced a new tool in its toolbar that PhotoShop doesn't have, the SHAPE tool. Rectangle, ellipse, rounded rectangle, what ever you need to make your buttons is available in ImageReady.

The following exercises teach you how to set them up. Complete lessons 6 through 9 to find out how to make buttons, work with layers and add effects and gradients to layers.

When you have finished, try to make some buttons to use on your web pages you create for this class. Then proceed to lesson 10 to learn how to apply styles.