Daily Design (2010-058): The Matrix Pills

Daily Design

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Software: Adobe Fireworks CS5
Time: ~ 30 mins
Current version completed: 2010/Dec/08

I’ve been experimenting a long time ago with aqua style buttons in Adobe Fireworks and today I wanted to make them look like half-transparent red/blue pills from the Matrix! ;)

The font is Nasalization and is free.


Comments to “Daily Design (2010-058): The Matrix Pills”:

  1. Dave Hogue Says:

    Love how they look like liquid filled gelcaps like medicines – the light passes through and highlights the shadows below. Very nice translucency and gloss.

  2. Michel Says:


    My work is based on an awesome “Aqua Buttons” tutorial for Macromedia Fireworks that I was exploring for the first time a few years ago. The buttons are vector shapes and there’s a mix of smart blend modes and masks (medium complexity) but the final result is worth spending a few minutes of extra work! :)

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