Any ideas how can I create "subtly pushed" buttons like the "Active filter" buttons in the following screenshot?
The mockup is from here.
UPDATE: Here's what I have got so far:
Try using an
You can tweak the size and opacity to adjust how subtle you want the effect to be
Edit-- How to closely replicate the example:
Taking a very close look at the example, it "pops out" using 3 features:
I used the following layer style settings to try and recreate the example as close as possible (in addition to a
The typical technique is to reverse the gradient. A standard button typically goes from top-top-bottom light-to-dark. A pushed button then goes from dark-to-light. In addition, an inner shadow may also be applied.
This is a fairly simple CSS button being replicated in PSD. I believe what John was seeing as an inner shadow is actually just a mis-aligned pixel.
Here are the basic ingredients:
The "remove" button looking debossed in the button provides further illusion of depth.
To improve the 3D affect of the styling, I would make a change to the text shadow. If the text is empressed into the button and not sitting on it, the shadow would be shifted in the opposite direction.