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  Canvas™ 7 Aqua Button Tutorial
Part Seven

28. The starting and ending colors are done, but now we need to change the shape of the gradient from "Radial" to "Directional". Click the Style button (circled below left). Choose the Directional style from the menu (below right).

29. Make sure the highlight object is still selected. In the Gradient manager, depress the fill icon (circled below top). Next enter 180 in the degrees box (circled below middle) to reverse the direction of the gradient, then click the "Apply" button. The new gradient will be applied to the highlight object. It should look similar to the one below.

30. Now we want to apply a SpriteEffect™ to the highlight object. Click Object > SpriteEffects > Add Effect > Blur > Gaussian Blur, and enter 1.9 pixels in the dialog. Click "OK" when done.

31. The gel button is pretty much finished, but we can make it more transparent so background objects show through.

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