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Powerpoint buttons in illustrator?

Dec 14, 2012 12:22 AM

I want to make fancy buttons in illustrator just like we have for flowcharts in powerpoint. How can I do that? I exported a pdf from powerpoint of a flowchart button in illustrator and then used the button. Attached is the file. I don’t know what effect the button has. Can anyone help me out. I’m using illustrator cs6.


The file has been downsaved to cs2 so that everyone can open my file.

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    Dec 14, 2012 1:14 AM   in reply to arjun2

    It's simply a gradient. Check the help files for how to create gradients.

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    Dec 14, 2012 5:57 AM   in reply to arjun2

    You can also get an an idea of waht you can do in Illustrator if you go to the symbols panel and from the flout menu open the web buttons library and see the various pre made bttons available


    Screen Shot 2012-12-14 at 8.49.53 AM.png


    Screen Shot 2012-12-14 at 8.50.14 AM.png


    Here is a tutorial


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    Dec 17, 2012 6:17 AM   in reply to arjun2

    What tehy are doing is using more than one object to make the button the fill the base shape with a gradient then eithe duplicate the shape or make a similar shaep on top of that and fill it withe the highlight gradient then perhaps mask the shape a bit further so there may be two or three objects making a button, you can see what was done by taking one of the pre exising symbols and placing it on the canvas and double click it with the selection tool to ener isolation mode then look at the layers panel turn the object one and off to see how they did it.

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    Dec 17, 2012 9:15 AM   in reply to arjun2

    Here's one


    Screen shot 2012-12-17 at 9.11.42 AM.png

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