a new file, resolution=150ppi, Mode=RGB
With the Selection tool,
make a new selection.
SELECT>>MODIFY>>SMOOTH and enter a number to round the
corners of your selection
the selection as channel #4,
If you plan on adding a
drop shadow to your button, copy channel
to create channel #5 then make channel #4 active.
FILTER>>BLUR>>GUASSIAN BLUR and blur the selection in
steps ie: 6, 4, 2.
to the composite channel, then open the texture you want to use.
working with the texture use SELECT>>ALL then go to
return to your new image
and load Channel #4.
Fill the selection using
Pattern, Opacity 100%, Mode normal. Do
deselect the selection.
FILTER>>RENDER>>LIGHTING EFFECTS and play with the
settings until you get what you want.
I have found that
unchecking 'White is high' creates a cleaner effect.
used Spotlight, 17, 75, -25, 63, 0, 32,Texture Channel #4, uncheck 'white
is high', and 89.
you can enter your text or dingbat to finish