What do you guys think of these call-to-action buttons?

by GrantFreeman 56 replies
The reflection is made for a WHITE background...









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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
    I Like the design of the first button.






    Shannon
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  • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
    Pretty good actually.

    I also like the first one.
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    • Profile picture of the author Asher
      Awesome looking graphics! Well done!
      All 4 are great but I think the first one might work better due to the mass majority
      of your text will have to be black - so it matches.
      Red's another option you can consider but it's the colour of urgency - it might help
      increase your click through rates.

      All the best with them!
      Asher
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  • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
    I wanna eat the brown one. Looks like chocolate May fit great for those in the candy niche...
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    • Profile picture of the author JeremyL
      Very nice Grant. I think the lens effect on the first one where the pointer meets the button is what is making this stand out. The brown one looks great too. Can we see the brown one with the lens effect to compare?

      Cheers
      Jeremy
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      • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
        Thanks guys. Just playing around a little.

        Jeremy, you mean the lens flare? Sure, just a sec..
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        • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
          Like this?

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          • Profile picture of the author JeremyL
            Yes... lens flare... that's it Grant. Very nice mate... and as someone noted you've made the reflection a bit more prominant. I think this ones the best now.

            Originally Posted by GrantFreeman View Post

            Like this?

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  • Profile picture of the author MicahF7
    Hey GrantFreeman,

    I like the first one...

    The second one is the next best...

    Other than that, they look a little bit "outdated"... or even a bit "70's"

    No hard fealing... A good button is important!


    To your success

    Micah Rush!
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    • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
      They all look good Grant.

      Iespecially like the chocolate one you just redid and posted.

      The bottom reflection is much better.

      Good work ...


      Mary
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      • Profile picture of the author James Liberty
        I probably would avoid using the word "register" on a button. I mean, who on earth really wants to "register"? I register to vote... I register for a drivers license... I have to register my dog... I register my guns...

        No one in their right mind enjoys registering. :p
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      • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
        The reason i like the first one, is because of the little thousands () of sparkles on the button, and since the button is black, the sparkles are very noticeable.
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        • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
          Couldn't resist...



          Jose,

          Ya. I did a lot of searching and never remembered seeing metalic buttons. Still can't decide if they look like that tough plastic material or like speed-boat paint.

          Grant
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          • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
            haha the chocolate one now looks pretty awesome!

            try adding those little sparkles now.
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          • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
            Lol Grant, you just did what everyone else was thinking.

            I like the matalic you have there on that black button now. I think the speed boat paint would be a bit much.
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            • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
              Here's some I did years ago but never got published or sold..




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              • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
                What 80's movie do the top two remind you of?

                G
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                • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
                  You're Good Grant!

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                • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
                  Here's one that looks like a hot jolly-rancher...

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                  • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
                    Keep going...

                    I'm saving them all to my HD so I can use them later on.



                    Just Kidding.
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                    • Profile picture of the author JeremyL
                      Originally Posted by Jose Delgado View Post

                      Keep going...

                      I'm saving them all to my HD so I can use them later on.



                      Just Kidding.

                      LOL... Sure!
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                      • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
                        Originally Posted by JeremyL View Post

                        LOL... Sure!
                        Hey!...

                        Keep it down,

                        I don't want Grant to hear this Nonsenses.

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                      • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
                        Hey, I don't mind if you use them for your own websites. Download at will! I must have about 2 gigs worth of web images I haven't published yet. Most are oldschool though and look 80-ish.

                        Enjoy
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                        • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
                          Tell me what you think of this new style...

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                          • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
                            Grant,

                            I was really kidding.

                            But they look Great!

                            Keep it up and soon you will be as good as me.

                            Lol!
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                          • Profile picture of the author johnmiley
                            Grant,

                            They're kick a**.

                            Nice work.
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                          • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
                            Originally Posted by GrantFreeman View Post

                            Tell me what you think of this new style...

                            hmmmmmm...

                            it looks ok but what about something like this:



                            Except without the hand, keyboard and all that junk.
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                            • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
                              Da WARRIOR easy button

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                              • Profile picture of the author JeremyL
                                Great eye for detail Grant!
                                Bloody quick too!
                                In my opinion, the 2 most important qualities in a great graphic artist.

                                Cheers
                                Jeremy
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                                • Profile picture of the author johntanyishin
                                  I like the last one. "download now."

                                  Are bright colors supposed to work better?

                                  JTYS
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                                • Profile picture of the author BeeJay
                                  Yeah some of those are a little bit sexy, nice work mate.
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                                  • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
                                    Glad you like em guys. Ya! Took me a little over a decade to get that fast Messed around with the easy button a little more and made it shiny. Didn't like the first one.

                                    Here it is..

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                                    • Profile picture of the author zerofill
                                      Look great!...you use some of the alien skin plugins for photoshop?
                                      Just curious...
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                                      • Profile picture of the author LivingCovers
                                        Grant, i looove your graphic works. Did you use photoshop for everyone of them?
                                        Did you attend an institution that taught you all these, or did you teach yuorself?
                                        If you did teach yourself, could you recommend a free resource that i can also go through?
                                        Pleeeease?
                                        Thanks,
                                        Olatunde.
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                                        • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
                                          Try changing the text to something like...

                                          Secure My free Copy NOW


                                          Will definitely help conversions...

                                          Lakshay
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                                        • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
                                          Originally Posted by LivingCovers View Post

                                          Grant, i looove your graphic works. Did you use photoshop for everyone of them?
                                          Did you attend an institution that taught you all these, or did you teach yuorself?
                                          If you did teach yourself, could you recommend a free resource that i can also go through?
                                          Pleeeease?
                                          Thanks,
                                          Olatunde.
                                          Don't really want to remember that far back, but I got started in Jr. High School. Yea, it was before personal computers. Crap, has it been that long? I'm starting to feel as old as Paul Myers

                                          My memory fails me (on purpose) about the rest of that story

                                          I've got some free articles on my main site. If you want, PM and I'll see if I can put them together.

                                          Thanks for the questions

                                          Grant

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                                      • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
                                        Hey Donald,

                                        I did when they first came out..I think in early '90? The buttons are 100% Photoshop. For those interested all it is, is 5-6 layers, mostly ovals with gradient, bevel/emboss, and a 90 degree shadow. Really simple to do.

                                        Here's a blowout:



                                        johntanyishin,

                                        Thanks

                                        To answer your question no. Take a red button on a gormet choclate website. It just doesn't fit. Yea, it's stands out like a sore thumb, but if the majority and "feel" is a page with more neutral colors like brown/white, a red or yellow button on this page stops the flow, it doesn't help it.

                                        Overall it comes down to a few important varibles-

                                        1. The main color, layout, and "hook" of the sales page.
                                        2. Your target market.
                                        3. Your target market.

                                        That's only my opinion, and I'm sure everyone here has their own. The final color choice should be what converts the most. Hope that made sense. It's 4 in the morning where I'm sitting

                                        A button like the chocolate one above would be spot on, for more than one reason. It says all the right things.

                                        Grant
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                                        • Profile picture of the author zerofill
                                          Very cool Grant...yeah...I would still have to rely on some 3rd party plugin filters lol...

                                          So you are doing an awesome job!
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                                          • Profile picture of the author wasbee
                                            I think all the Design is okay -------perfectly suited.
                                            Grant this nice,and i think i will go for the first one.
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                                            • Profile picture of the author CalGolden
                                              Grant, you are the man!

                                              Awesome graphics.

                                              Now if you can take the easy button design and add the same text from the buttons on your OP, you may have something groundbreaking there. The Staples easy button has become quite popular these days due to their commercials.You may have to scrunch the letters a little bit to make them fit, or make the button a wee bit larger. On second thought, it may not work. Sort of like trying to stuff ten pounds of ish in a five pound bag.

                                              What the hell, give it a try anyway.



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                                          • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
                                            Originally Posted by zerofill View Post

                                            Very cool Grant...yeah...I would still have to rely on some 3rd party plugin filters lol...

                                            So you are doing an awesome job!
                                            Hey, I'm still a newbie. Look at designers Karl Warren. Took me a lot longer to do some of the things he does with web graphics. There are others, just can't think of them off the top of my head.

                                            I didn't even realize AlienSkin was still kickin till you mentioned it.

                                            Grant
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                                            • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
                                              Hey Grant,

                                              thanks for the kudos man, your stuff is real good. Loving the styles.

                                              You've gone and made me remember my history too... lol. I should write it all down just in case I forget where it all came from

                                              Kindest regards,
                                              Karl.

                                              Originally Posted by GrantFreeman View Post

                                              Hey, I'm still a newbie. Look at designers Karl Warren. Took me a lot longer to do some of the things he does with web graphics. There are others, just can't think of them off the top of my head.

                                              I didn't even realize AlienSkin was still kickin till you mentioned it.

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                                              • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
                                                Karl, just giving credit where credit is due. Your stuff rocks

                                                Cal & Lakeshay great idea. I just did that easy button just for the fun of it. Here's a couple to try out..



                                                If you use them let me know how they test. Now I'm logging out to go...



                                                Namaste,

                                                Grant
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                                                • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
                                                  Hey! lets not forget the easy button was my idea!

                                                  And I copyrighted that idea!

                                                  So if anyone uses them, please send me $10 through paypal.
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                                                  • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
                                                    That's right, Jose. Forgive me, sometimes I miss the obvious. Want a free copy of Minisite Graphic Shop? PM me your paypal email and I'll send you the download link.

                                                    Grant
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                                                    • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
                                                      Ahh, what the hell..the next three people that post in this thread and type..

                                                      "gimmedagraphics"

                                                      win a free copy of MinisiteGraphicShop in all it's glory (a $39.00 value, 1,200 sales images for your websites).

                                                      Grant
                                                      PS. If you already have the full/WSO copy, sorry you don't qualify
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            • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
              Here's one from an update button set called "Prestige". Two of the most powerful colors in marketing are silver and yellow. Here's one you can use for your WSO's. It matches perfectly with the new grey thread background...

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              • Profile picture of the author James Liberty
                Originally Posted by GrantFreeman View Post

                Two of the most powerful colors in marketing are silver and yellow.
                I've heard that the action buttons should be green.
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    ..With the sparkles...

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