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:
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Try using an
Inner Shadow Layer Style:
You can tweak the size and opacity to adjust how subtle you want the effect to be
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
Gradient Overlay of course):
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.