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I am using the Glyphish icon set, and I am trying to achieve an "inset" look of the icon in a button in Photoshop. Any recommendation on how best achieve it?

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Hi GeorgeU, welcome to GD. This forum is trying to target advanced Design-related questions. There are several users who are happy to help the odd tool-related questions, but this isn't really the place to ask for a basic tutorial. Have you tried any of the many tutorials already available on other websites? –  Farray Aug 4 '11 at 19:54
    
I did try, and couldn't find anything specific. I am sorry if this was too begineer for here. –  GeorgeU Aug 4 '11 at 20:36
    
Did you see this tutorial? absolutecross.com/tutorials/photoshop/inset-buttons –  Farray Aug 4 '11 at 21:50
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Well I would say try playing with a border and internal drop shadow. In the example you posted each of the buttons has a 1px solid border which is broken with a light drop shadow. Some of the boxes seem to actually be using a type of outer glow instead of box shadow.

Reduce the opacity on that a lot, maybe 10-30% and very light coloring. There is a gradient style you can use as well. But I'm guessing you know about that if you're attempting to construct such a button style!

For more you can see this tutorial :

Photoshop Inset button

hope this will help...

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Jake - thanks for taking the time to answer my question! –  GeorgeU Aug 8 '11 at 21:02
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