The Ultimate Photoshop Resource

Round Glassy Buttons in Photoshop Photoshop Tutorial


As always, start with a transparent layer.
Draw a circle using the circular marquee tool. Tip: Hold the alt/option key to draw from the center and hold the shift key to draw a perfect circle.



Now we want to create a circular gradient, from bark to light blue. Use the settings here, then drag from the middle of the circle. Don’t deselect.

rgb-2 rgb-2b


rgb-3b rgb-3

Create a new layer and change the gradient setting to this: Linear, Foreground to transparent and change your foreground color to white.


Drag the gradient tool from the top to the bottom, with the top white.



Press Ctrl/Cmd+T for the free transform tool
Bring the bottom to almost 1/2 way. Bring the top and sides in a little bit until it looks similar to the picture.



For added realism add a slight gaussian blur to the highlight and drop the opacity a little.




You may also add text. Put the text layer behind the highlight and lower the opacity.

Add the buttons to your interface – Merge Visiable and drag the buttons to your interface.


Photoshop VAULT

Access valuable Photoshop extras and goodies for free and much more a

photoshop add ons,  free photoshop brushes, actions, LUTs, presets, ebooks and skies.

PS Don’t forget to follow us on Social Media for more tips.. (I've been posting some fun Instagram and Facebook Stories lately)
You can get my free Layer Blending modes ebook along with dozens of exclusive Photoshop Goodies here photoshop goodies for free

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Access The Photoshop Vault

Unlock dozens of valuable Photoshop resources for FREE

The Ultimate

Photoshop Resource