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Create additional menu items with Photoshop 6.0
Sep 23rd, 2001 at 9:01pm
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This tutorial is on how to create menu images with text in yabb font and the tiny black border going around the white writing.

Step 1.
Create a new file (CTRL-N)
with dimensions for your image (should be pretty small for images like these)

Step 2.
Get the little icon (image to be placed to the left of text) by copying and pasting and put it at the far left (not necessary, as you can always adjust later)

Step 3.
Get the Character Window out by going to Window > Show Character. Select the font (OCR A Extended), the style (regular), size (12?), tracking (-100) and colour (#FFFFFF)

Step 4.
Using the type tool, type whatever you want, all non-caps to fit in with the rest of the yabb buttons.

Step 5.
Take your cursor over to the layers window, and while holding down CTRL, click on the layer you have just created with the type tool. This will load the selection of the layer (the text)

Step 6.
Expand the selection by 1 (Select > Modify > Expand > 1)

Step 7.
Create a new layer and drag this layer underneath the text layer and fill the selection with black (#000000). You can do this by going to the colour pallette and selecting black for your foreground then press ALT-Backspace.

Step 8.
Link the text layer and this new layer and move them together to the position you want beside the little icon you got earlier (or alternatively, move the little icon instead).

Step 9.
Export as a gif image and you're done!

you might wanna resize the image to fit your needs before exporting.

Do this by merging visible (in RGB mode so you don't lose transparency) and selecting the whole thing (CTRL-left click on the single layer) and with this selection, press CTRL-C to copy, then CTRL-N to start a new image with the correct dimensions (don't change these preset dimensions! they're already resized to fit your needs!) and press CTRL-V.
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Re: Create additional menu items with Photoshop 6.
Reply #1 - Sep 23rd, 2001 at 9:43pm
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At the end, it should be Merge Visible instead of Flatten Image.


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Reply #2 - Sep 23rd, 2001 at 10:04pm
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Re: Create additional menu items with Photoshop 6.
Reply #3 - May 10th, 2003 at 7:54pm
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Methinks this was supposed to be placed in the Showcase board ....
  

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Re: Create additional menu items with Photoshop 6.
Reply #4 - May 11th, 2003 at 12:10pm
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Actually it started out as a tutorial made by Michael on how to create menu images.
But I will do some cleaning up here Grin

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Re: Create additional menu items with Photoshop 6.
Reply #5 - May 20th, 2003 at 2:28am
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eh? complicado...
  
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Re: Create additional menu items with Photoshop 6.
Reply #6 - May 20th, 2003 at 5:13am
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this thread actually served pupose for yabb 1 gold images which had the image and the text united. Just an FYI Tongue
  

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Re: Create additional menu items with Photoshop 6.
Reply #7 - Sep 21st, 2006 at 9:04pm
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anywhere we can find the buttons for YaBB2?

It would be neat to have the layer and be able to translate them by changing the text only
  
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Reply #9 - Mar 19th, 2007 at 7:32am
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Does it also work with Adobe Photoshop Elements?
  

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