I have seen so many cute social media buttons on different blogs that I follow and I wanted to have my own. Prior to this, I was just using the ones generated by the website that I was linking up to (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) and not loving the cluttered look it was giving my sidebar.
So, I decided to try to make my own. I made mine in Photoshop Elements, but any similar photo editing software will work just fine. For the purposes of this tutorial, I will be showing you how to do it with Photoshop Elements 9.
Let’s get started.
2. Pick a shape that you want to use for your buttons. For this tutorial, I will show you how I made mine, located on the right sidebar, so we will be doing circles using the Ellipse Tool.
5. Now you need to go to Google and do an image search for the Facebook, Pinterest, RSS feed, etc buttons or icons. Find one that you like and save it to your computer.
6. Open that file in Photoshop Elements.