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I've heard of different methods in getting a nice highlight on the top of a button. Can some of you explain a preferred fx for the example here? Along side the nice highlight on the top of the button, can you explain how each button is tastefully differentiated?

http://dribbble.com/shots/391714-Archivme-iPad-app-iOS?list=searches&tag=buttons

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Semi-related questions that might help: Create an “pressed in” look and Photoshop: how to create buttons that look “subtly pushed”? –  JohnB Feb 28 '13 at 19:05
    
I should have clarified. Not looking at the pressed look. So ignore that. But the buttons themselves. –  user1676691 Feb 28 '13 at 19:06
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it's just a gradient fill. –  Scott Feb 28 '13 at 21:13
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Blue Button

Download the psd here click on the blue-button.psd text in top left corner

Its all done with gradients, inner shadow for the highlight at the top and for the shadow round the edge i used a bevel. You can download the psd above ^. Its all a little off just were a picked random colors from the jpeg.

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