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New

Open a new document. You are warned if the existing document has unsaved changes.
 

Open Project

Open an existing Crystal Button (.cb) file (A file previously saved using Save or Save as). Note that you cannot open jpg, bmp or gif files exported from Crystal Button.
 

Save Project

Save the document as an .cb file. This lets you reload it back into Crystal Button in the future

Please note: this command will save project file (*.cb file), to save button image in a  file formats, which can be open by other applications you should use Export Image or Bach export menu commands. 

 

Save Project as

Save the document under a different name.
 

Export Button Image

Create a jpg, bmp,  gif or png file of the current document.

To specify the compression options such as quality, transparency and compression level choose Export Quality on the Edit Menu.

Learn More information on how you can export button images with transparent background.

Note that you cannot reload bitmaps back into Crystal Button so if you want to make further edits in the future, save the document as an .cb file.

Batch Export (Navbars)

Export multiply buttons with different text at once. You should define navbar buttons in the Text Options dialog box before you can use this menu command. 

To specify the compression options such as quality, transparency and compression level choose Export Quality on the Edit Menu.

 

Exit

Exit Crystal Button
 

 

 

 

Undo

Undo the last action. Crystal Button offers unlimited undo so you can step all the way back to the beginning. You can also press CTRL+Z to undo the last action.
 

Redo

Undo the last Undo operation (also you can press CTRL-Y to redo).
 

Copy Image

Put the image into the clipboard, so you can then paste it into other applications.
 

Export Quality

Display the Export Quality dialog box, where you can change the default quality and transparency settings for gif, jpeg or png image file formats.

Learn More information on how you can export button images with transparent background.

 

Display Settings

Display the Display Settings dialog box. You can change the most common settings: image alignment, dithering options and Template Library settings.
 

 

 

 

Increased Size

Switch Crystal Button into the Increased Size mode, so you can adjust details of your button design.

Note that in this mode the image will be draft quality and if you want to export the button image donít forget to switch the Crystal Button to the Actual Size mode back.

 

Actual Size

Switch Crystal Button to the Actual Size mode. You can change the actual image size in the Image Options dialog box. More details of Image Options dialog box.
 

Template Library

Display or hide the Template Library window.
 

Toolbar

Display or hide the Toolbar at the top of the window.
 

Status Bar

Display or hide the Status Bar at the bottom of the window.
 

 

 

 

Text

Open the Text Options dialog box. This dialog box provides a range of options for changing the appearance of text. More details of the Text Options dialog box.

Texture

Open the Texture Options dialog box. This dialog box provides a range of options for button textures, you can turn textures on or off, select textures from build-in texture library.  More details of the Texture Options dialog box.
 

Light

Open the Lighting Options dialog box. This lets you change the position and the color of the specified light. More details of the Lighting Options dialog box.
 

Material

Open the Material Options dialog box. This lets you change the material of the button. You can select from predefined materials (glassy, plastic, metallic) or create your own. More details of the Material Options dialog box.

Shadows

Open the Shadows Options dialog box. This lets you set text and button shadows options. You can turn shadows on or off, change color,  position and blur options.  More details of the Shadow Options dialog box.
 

Borders

Open the Borders Options dialog box. This dialog box lets you change borders width and shape. More details of the Borders Options dialog box.
 

Shape

Open the Shape Options dialog box. This dialog box provides a range of options for changing the shape of the button. More details of the Shape Options dialog box.
 

Deformation

Open the Deformation Options dialog box. This dialog box provides a range of options for changing the appearance of the button. More details of the Deformation Options dialog box.
 

Image

Open the Image Options dialog box. This dialog box lets you change the background color, button size and text alignment and margins options. More details of the Image Options dialog box.
 

 

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