In this tutorial we will learn to draw a 3D call out icon image using GIMP.
create a new file 500×500 in GIMP with black background.
and draw a white ellipse using Ellipse Select Tool same as below image
Now draw a shape as below using Paths Tool under the ellipse and fill it with white color.
So our image will look like as below image.
Now apply a top to down color gradient using Blend Tool with selecting Foreground color as #0588bc and Background color as #cae4f1.
Blend Tool setting should be as below image.
Now our button should look like below image.
Now draw an another white ellipse using Ellipse Select Tool as shown in below image
In newly created ellipse apply same gradient as we applied earlier on this image but this time direction should be bottom to top.
Then our image will look like.
Now copy this layer and paste it as new layer(You can use Duplicate layer button in Layer section) and send it to back using Rise button in Layer section and adjust as below.
Now draw a shape as below using Free Select Tool
And fill it with #0588BC color. Now our image will look like.
Create another layer by duplicating last layer in stack and use Blur/Sharpen Tool switch it to sharpen mode.
Select #013C54 as foreground color and paint it using tool.
Now we have shadow effect in our image and our 3D call out button is ready to use.
You can use color settings and image size as per your requirement and also you could play with it’s settings and create more awesome button/shape. Hope you will like this tutorial. Please show your interest in comments below, Thanks for reading.