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Michael D. Brown
Button Bounding Box
on Aug 22, 2005 at 1:50:27 pm

The bounding boxes around my buttons seem much larger than the text & highlight require, making it difficult to avoid interference. For example, the bounding box looks to be at least 3x the height of the text.
Is there a way to shrink the bounding box without changing the scale or size of the text, or is this a fixed distance from object layers within the button?
I appreciate any advice.

Mike Brown
Video/Film Producer
American Heart Association


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Joe Bowden
Re: Button Bounding Box
on Aug 22, 2005 at 2:04:03 pm

Hi Michael,

The button bounding box is the smallest rectangle which can fit around the layers within the button layer set. If you're finding it larger than it seems to need to be, have you got any hidden layers that might be adding to the size of the rectangle? Try deleting them, and your button rectangle should get correspondingly smaller.

If not, do you have any 'stray' pixels in an otherwise transparent layer? That could also cause the problem. You'd have to clean those up in Photoshop.

Regards,
Jeo


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Michael D. Brown
Re: Button Bounding Box
on Aug 22, 2005 at 6:01:43 pm

The menu came from PS, but I can't seem to find the invisible pixels. There are only 2 elements: text & a highlight shape.
Wait a minute!
The text has a very soft drop shadow. I'll bet that's the culprit.
Thanks for the hint.

Mike Brown
Video/Film Producer
American Heart Association


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