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Request for Glow or Halo type effect for icon
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Post 1 made on Saturday June 25, 2011 at 04:12
sofa_king_CI
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So, i use image icons as my source select buttons. Basically, there is the image and then a clear button over top. I want to make the active state of that button to be a translucent halo or something to highligh/show which source is selected.

I'm trying to find something. I have some semi transparent graphics that maybe i can make the center even more so to creat the effect, but I'm no wizard at graphics, so any creative ideas is appreciated.

Here as an example of an icon  


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OP | Post 2 made on Saturday June 25, 2011 at 04:46
sofa_king_CI
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 I tried using the background eraser, but couldn't make anything come out nice. 

Here is the best I have with just a simple transparent PNG. When the source is inactive and ready to be selected, all you see is the icon. If you go back to the page and a source is active, it appears with the transparent button shading it. 

What do you think? Better ideas?


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Post 3 made on Saturday June 25, 2011 at 14:49
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You could do a glow pattern around the icon. Or you could alter the icons hue/saturation to make it a specific color that represents the highlight. or you could box the icons and have them all be 1 color and choose another color to represent the active item.

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Post 4 made on Monday June 27, 2011 at 21:26
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Whenever I need to create a glow, I use a drop shadow set to 0,0 XY offset and turn up the blur to from 10-20 and choose the shadow color. Sometimes you have to apply the effect twice if you want a more dramatic effect.

The exanple you made is perfect.


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