Continue with these steps to create as many different buttons as you desire for your particular layout. I also used the Edit | Transform | Rotate and Skew options to manipulate several of the button placements; have fun with the settings to create your own button layout. Once all the buttons are in place I also go to each button layer individually and add a drop shadow as I had done with the background layer previously. I have added five all together as shown here.
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But I would have made the menu button more distinctive, a pinkish hue comes to mind. I also would desaturate the background a bit. It's a great color, texture and darkness, but draws the eye off a bit with the saturation. Maybe not only desaturate it but lighten up the foreground and saturate it a bit for greater focus on the content. Way cool design, though. I'm not that creative when it comes to the visual arts, but I am a critic, obviously. =|