Isometric Banner Tutorial

Isometric Banner preview

This is my first tutorial for mygimptutorial.com
In this tutorial, i will explain to create an original banner.
It seems that the name given for this is isometric banner
That is really simple to realize and i hope you will enjoy it.

Final Image preview

This is what you’ll be able to create

Isometric Banner Final Image


Step 1

Create a new image :

  • Width : 1200 px
  • Height : 500 px
  • Background color : what you want (here i’m choosing white)

Create de new layer and name it : Body

Layer Body

Step 2

Add a square with Square tool and place it in the middle of your layer (body)
Here is the option used :

Square Options

Add the color you want. Here i’m using 53c1d5

Step 3

Create a new layer and name it Banner

Layer Banner

Add a square with the square tools ans select rounded corner with indicator at 100

Square Options

Color it with the color you want (i’m using 1e4cde)

Step 4

Create a new layer and name it Shadow

Layer Shadow

Optionnal :
Add 2 guide line at 10px before left side body and 10px after right side body (that will help us to place the shadow)

Guideline

Select layer shadow and use square tools with the option below :

Square tools option

Create a rounded square just before the top or the bottom of the layer banner.
That is most easily if your are using guideline.

Shadow Square

Color your shadow with a darker color than Banner or simply use black color.
Here i’m using : 0c1d53.

Step 5

Keep your selection active, select the layer Banner and press Delete touch on your keyboard
Make a right click on the layer Body and select Alpha to selection
Select the layer Shadow and press Delete touch from your keyboard
Now you can remove guide line if you are using it.

Alpha to selection

Step 6

Create a new layer and name it Effect
Right click on the layer Banner and select Alpha to selection
Select now the layer Effect and choose Gradient Tools
Choose white color as foreground color
In the option Gradient Tools choose Foreground to transparent

Gradient Tools options

Use the gradient tools like this

Gradient Tools

With training, you will ba able to do this very quickly
You can try it with circle tools too.
For a square with no rounded corner, you should use the Perspective tools to change the degree of the shadow.

Feel free to contact me about his tutorial if you need help

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Comments

  1. yay

    July 17th, 2011

    Thanks for the tutorial Chris! 🙂

  2. Saber

    January 2nd, 2012

    Wow, cool

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