Noob help

hi guys!

i need to create a thumbnail like this

i wish i can just use them, but i need to recreate thumbnails because i don’t want big images to appear like that. instead i want the paragraphs to appear whenever i click on the thumbnail.

well, could you guys direct me to a place where i can learn how to make a button like that? i tried and tried, but mine looks like a crap. i can’t get the the subtle zoom effect right.

or is there any downloadable buttons out there?

help me out!!