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Creating Web 2.0 Graphics In Gimp

There are many tutorials about creating buttons and graphics in the new 'Web 2.0' style. Unfortunately, all these tutorials are for Photoshop users. The Gimp users are completely ignored. To solve this problem I have written a series on creating Web Graphics in Gimp.

Using Gimp to make Web 2.0 Buttons and Graphics
There are many tutorials about creating buttons and graphics in the new 'Web 2.0' style. Unfortunately, all these tutorials are for Photoshop users. The Gimp users are completely ignored. So, I have decided to correct this error - this is a tutorial on how to create a Web 2.0 style button in Linux using Gimp(will work in windows as well).
Creating Badges/Violators using Gimp
In the first part of this series we saw how to create a Button using Gimp - now to create another prominent element of Web 2.0 design - badges or violators. Very useful for under construction beta sites.
Creating Reflections for Logos in Gimp
Let us see how to create Logos using the reflection trick. Reflections or wet surfaces have been used in many 'Web 2.0' Logos. I used this technique to create my OpenJS.com logo. This is very easy to do - once you get the idea.
Creating a shadows in Gimp
Shadows are an integral part of Web 2.0 design. Here are a few ways to create a shadow in Gimp...

41 Comments:

ooblogger said...

I want some moreeeeeeeeeee, please :)

Unknown said...

This Roxorz, good work, keep them coming please.

Unknown said...

The World is a better place because of people like you!

Keep up the good work Bin!

eA said...

Excellent job! Thanks for sharing your experience.

Mary's Wish said...

No more will I use Synergy to access Photoshop while Gimp is only a KDE desktop away. Thanks for launching me into Gimp. Keep up the great work, these are magnificent.

Unknown said...

Nice blog Buddy, greets from Colombia.

Antonio LdF said...

A lot of thanks from Italy!

I0ve never used photoshop because I didn't wnat to pay it!
Now I'll use gimp...time permitting!
:-P

Anonymous said...

Great tutorials! Keep up the good work :)

Tommy Valand said...

Thank you for the excellent tutorials!

Do you have any recommended sites for Gimp-tutorials, or any books to recommend?

Greetings from Norway

Binny V A said...

Thanks everybody.

Some sites for Gimp Tutorials...
Gimpology
Gimp.org
GUG Tutorials


The best book for gimp would have to be 'Grokking the GIMP'

Buy the book 'Grokking the GIMP'(aff link)

Vishal Arya said...

this is a great tutorial

Anonymous said...

Wow. Man.. I was trying to get nice Gimp tutorialz for a month now.. This is excellent !! Keep up the good work.. and Thanks for sharing the knowledge.. Keep up the FOSS Spirit!!

Anonymous said...

good tutorial...

SaMaCs said...

Thank you so much for these tutorials dude...

Greets from... chingado... Saludos desde Mexico! ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the nice tutorials!

Anonymous said...

lot of thanks

root123 said...

Great stuff....!!!

Ashok yadav said...

thanks thays good guys........

Anonymous said...

Very good information about web graphics tutorial

Anonymous said...

Thank you for these nice tuts!
They are the best for GIMP imho :)
Keep up the nice work :D

Anonymous said...

Thank's for all... nice helps

Anonymous said...

Great tutorial. I like The Gimp

fEth said...

Thanks admin

Anonymous said...

The World is a better place because of people like you!

Keep up the good work Bin!

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work Bin!

Anonymous said...

does this work the same wayon all versions of gimp?

Anonymous said...

Interesting experience. Cant wait for more.

regards!

Anonymous said...

Web 2.0 is kicking butt. Ive been looking around and boy to they have some features these days.

Anonymous said...

Great work. Regards...

Anonymous said...

very interesting. Thanks for your work.

Anonymous said...

Thanks...

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work
thanks

Anonymous said...

thanks

Anonymous said...

thank you so much

Anonymous said...

thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the excellent tutorials..!!!

Anonymous said...

very thanks for you..

Cody said...

Thanks for this. I agree that often GIMP users are left in the cold. But not is this case.

loan said...

gimp is great.

maç oyunları said...

I have decided to correct this error - this is a tutorial on how to create a Web 2.0 style button in Linux using ...

penis büyütücü said...

Thanks for this. I agree that often GIMP users are left in the cold. But not is this case.