Hi guys, looking to get some feedback on this button, this is supposed to be a rubber coated button, the kind you get on waterproof equipment. Im still not 100% on it, everything's done in ps with custom shapes and layer styles, your thoughts.
over 2 years ago
I got more of a metal feeling than a rubber one from it, and I think it's because the dark shadow on the underside is pretty severe. I'd lighten that up, and make the overall lighting a lot more diffuse.
The other thing is that the button looks like it's sticking out a fair amount. The rubber buttons that I'm thinking of are usually pretty shallow. The dark, lengthy shadow looks beautiful on your other UI elements, and I don't think it looks bad here, but it doesn't look rubber-ish.
Visually I really like this though, even if it's not where you want it to be yet.
Hmm, something doesn't feel right. It seems like metal or aluminium to me. But I can't really say why...
I would soften the crease in the rubber around the edge. That might help blend the material to be a bit softer as rubber is and pull it away from the metal look.
it's a crappy reference but, see how the crease is much smoother?
I think the problem isn't so much the texture as the depth of the shadows. They're making it appear bottom heavy. It's shape's getting lost in the cast shadow. I'd buy that as rubber, especially if the context already had me aware of it.
the sharp edges of the inseted icon make it looks more like metal. i would round them up much more and lighten up the inset shadow.
this is very nicely balanced. I love the White LED.
did you ever revisit this?
about 2 years ago
@Alex Parker it's in my todo pile
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