Hi, creating mac gel button is a hard one specially when you are a newbie, but if you focus on how to do it, I'm definitely sure that you can make more of it. It's a long process to explain to you how, but I searched for a short tutorial on making a basic one. So, here's the link which provides the process and there are images too for you to clearly follow and understand in creating it. I hope you make it because I tried this too and this works! I made mine! Unfortunately, in my rush, I lost the file,wasn't able to save it.
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