Crystal Button 2008 InMotion is a program designed to help you create 2D and 3D buttons. This type of tool is useful when you want to easily design graphics for your websites.
The interface of the application is uncomplicated and easy to work with. You can start a new project by importing button templates from the library. There are several categories available and these include “Classic”, “Metallic”, “Aeon”, “NavBar”, “Smooth” and “Slick Shape”.
Customizing the buttons' color can be easily done by adjusting the hue, saturation and lightness levels in the "Quick Colors" bar. Furthermore, you can configure lighting colors when it comes to the first and second light source (e.g. color, rotation), as well as enable "Self Illumination" and set a color.
There is also the possibility of adding a "Noise" or "Artistic" texture to the button, by specifying the texture origin (vertical, horizontal), blending mode (e.g. subtract, multiply) and opacity level.
Plus, you can apply a material effect (metallic, plastic, custom), add text (set the font style, attribute, size and color) and apply shadows to buttons and text (set the color, position and blurriness level).
Crystal Button 2008 InMotion also allows you to add borders (to the left, right, top or bottom edge), select their shape (e.g. angled) and adjust the width, as well as change button shapes (e.g. ellipse, rounded rectangle) and apply deformation (e.g. horizontal extrusion, flat).
Additionally, you can use the undo and redo functions, increase or decrease the button size, change the background color, text alignment and text margins, as well as export settings and save the project. Before exporting buttons you can configure settings regarding the PNG, JPG or GIF quality along with display (e.g. dither, text margins).
The program requires a very low amount of system resources and includes a help file. No errors have occurred during our tests and Crystal Button 2008 InMotion did not freeze or crash. But it does not offer multi-language support and does not support Flash. The tool is a bit outdated.