I am trying to make some buttons for a menu screen. I've found that I can make rectangular buttons using GIMP, however I would like to do something more impressive.
I can use a GIMP plugin to make some great looking buttons, however when I flatten and save the images (compression BC1/DXT1), the transparent parts of the image turn white. I have tried other compression settings, however if I do manage to save the image as partly transparent, the dimensions of the image change so that they are no longer powers of 2, and TW will not accept them.
I can create partly transparent buttons in Paint.net, however I'd have to rely on my rather basic skills for creating buttons, which would not be as sophisticated as those I could create using the GIMP plugin.
Can anyone offer any help/guidance with this?