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1. New document, small, white background
2. Select your color as foreground color (mine is 71c0f8 )
3. In new layer,make rectangle with Rounded rectangle tool, radius 10 and from those three icons in the to left choose the right one (fill pixels)
4. Ctrl+click on the rectangle layer to select it and use gradient tool to add second colour in the bottom (c9e1fa)
5. Make new layer and fill the selection with white
6. Swich to rectangular marquee to move selection a bit down (e.g. 4 pixels)
7. Erase. Ctrl+D to deselect
8. Decrease opacity of the white layer to 70%
9. You can transform it by Edit/Free transform and make it a bit less wide
10. Click on the Rectangle layer, double click for layer style window
11. Drop shadow (Opacity 30, Angle 120, Distance 5, Spread 0, Size 5)

12. Sroke (Size 1, Outside, Colour black, Opacity 30)
13. And blur the white layer. (Gaussian blur 1px)
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Submitted by Martin on 2006-03-22 21:22:17. Since then read 26423 times.
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