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Phyxsius7
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Pressed UI button

Postby Phyxsius7 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:44 am

Hello,

thanx in advance for help

I would like to learn how to create a images that gives the impression that the shape has been pressed.
Like a button.
Any help is very much appreciated.

I already though about on how I would it to look like and this is what I came up with.

The button template should be square, like;
Image

In the middle a icon with right underneath a text, the text is surrounded by a indentation, like;
Image

When the button is not pressed the icon is dark green (as if the LED light is turned off), when the button is pressed then the icon should be very bright (as if a bright LED has been turned on), like; (apologizes for the badly improvised image)
Image

The colour scheme white/grey, like;
Image

Thanks for reading

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Re: Pressed UI button

Postby tylerdurden » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:30 am

There are about three pages of video tutorials in google search... have you tried any of those?
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The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/

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Re: Pressed UI button

Postby brynn » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:40 am

This page in the manual shows 3 different ways to animate a simple button: http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL ... utton.html Since you're talking about the button being off or on, I assume you're talking about animation. And there is more in the manual about animation.

There are other ways to achieve animation as well. Most common is probably GIF or "frame" animation, where you would simple export PNG images from Inkscape for each "frame", and set up the actual animation in a different program. GIMP has a simple frame animation feature, but there are countless other programs, free and not free (GIMP is free). Although, this type of animation is not interactive. And talking about a button, you must be thinking of an interactive button?

Here's another page full of info about animation and Inkscape: https://inkscape.org/en/learn/animation/ (on the Inkscape website) Some of it will be relevant for your project and some of it definitely won't.

It looks like you're well on your way to understanding what you need. It looks like you just need to learn some drawing techniques. In my signature are links to tutorials. In my experience, following tutorials is the fastest way to learn Inkscape. After that, just decide which technique you want to use for the interactive effects.

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Re: Pressed UI button

Postby Phyxsius7 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:18 am

Wauw brynn,

thank you for your informative reply.
I see now that I was not quite clear in my explanation, may apologies for that.
All though I think that I can use the animation in the future, I was looking to make 2x images. 1x pressed and 1x not pressed button.
So far I could find are tutorials to create buttons that look like glass.

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Re: Pressed UI button

Postby brynn » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:24 pm

I have a tutorial which is showing how to make what I call engraved text, meaning the text appears to be slightly below the surface. The same technique should work for making a button look like it's depressed. (And another tutorial for embossed text, which might be useful as well, to make the button look raised?)

https://forum.inkscapecommunity.com/ind ... article=54
https://forum.inkscapecommunity.com/ind ... article=53

I'm sure there are other techniques for this, as well. Tons of tutorials at the link in my signature.

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Re: Pressed UI button

Postby Polygon » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:54 pm

Of course that´s all possible in Inkscape - but to be honest; filter work is ridiculous hard to handle compared to other "modern" SVG editors like GravitDesigner/Affinity Designer for instance - not to mention macOS apps which can use QuartzEngine/CoreImage graphics libraries for nearly 2 decades.
So here is my quick hack inside Inkscape:
Button.jpg
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Re: Pressed UI button

Postby brynn » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:08 am

I didn't suggest any filter work. Well, excecpt maybe some simple filters like you used.

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Re: Pressed UI button

Postby tylerdurden » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:38 am

Here's my hack:
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(Watch the status bar closely.)
Have a nice day.

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Re: Pressed UI button

Postby tylerdurden » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:41 pm

Attached is the button in the un-pressed state. The above animation shows how the pressed state differs.
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Have a nice day.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/

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Re: Pressed UI button

Postby Lazur » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:41 am

tylerdurden wrote:Attached is the button in the un-pressed state.


Well, if only there was a magic/more magic button right?
This case if there were more filtering options... anyway, here is my 2 cents.
The button shape and all is generated by ONE filter. Although it might sound promising, if the object's bounding box is larger than the original image, the button backdrop shifts away.

button2.svg
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