Method Two: Making Manual Changes
Using preset styles from the Styles panel can be a quick and convenient way to make buttons. But maybe you have a particular look in mind and there isn’t a preset style that looks quite right. So we’ll make a few manual changes to give you an example of what you can do on your own to create a different button state. This section assumes you didn’t follow the steps in Method One.
- Click on the Button Shape layer to make it active.
- Double-click on the right side of the layer to open the Layer Effects dialog.
- First I chose a Bevel and Emboss effect. The effect settings I chose created the effect of a button pressed down. See the screenshot below to see the settings I used.
- Next I chose an Inner Glow effect. See the screenshot below for the settings I used.
- Based on the settings I used, my button now looks like the screenshot below.
- Depending on how you changed your button, you may also want to add a drop shadow or some other effect. When you are done, click OK to accept the settings and close the dialog box.