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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Creating a Menu Bar with Buttons

I used this wonderful tutorial from Kim over at Seven Thirty-Three.  Here is her HOW TO: Create a Menu Bar.

Here are the buttons I created using PhotoBucket.  To add the text box, open for editing the image you would like to use (I used the flowers from my signature that I had cropped to get my Favicon) go to the layers tab and select 'duplicate', this opens up a large field so you can add a text box.  Delete the duplicate layer you just created (since you don't need it now), and add a Text Box under the 'decorate' tab.  Go back to 'layers', and 'select all'.  Make sure your layers line up the way you want, and then select 'merge'.  Save as a copy, and now you can edit the final size of your button.  All of my buttons are 55 pixels high by varying widths depending on the text.  I downloaded each button photo, so I could upload them into this blog post.  Now the pictures can 'move' by accident in the future!

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  1. Thanks for sharing with me! Your menu bar looks amazing! :)

  2. Kimberlee, I came to your blog and saw that fantastic menu bar and thought: how did she do that? Then when I looked carefully, I saw you had given a link to setting one up. Thanks so much. I may try this if I get adventuresome.

  3. I really want to try this, but it still overwhelms me. Yours looks so great!


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