Hi everybody and welcome to my new Gimp lesson! In this tutorial you will learn how to realise an On/Off button, it will be useful for apps and websites!

Create a new square image (I’m using a 1500px x 1500px sized document).
Select gradient tool and set these colors: primary color #313131, secondary color #222222, then apply the gradient. (Blue lines are necessary for the image construction only).

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Filters–> Distorsion—> Mosaic and configure the settings below:
Tile size: this is for the dimensions of the hexagons that you will create;
Tile height: lights and shadows extension inside the tile;
Tile regularity: if you set 1 all the tiles will be identical;
Color variation: if you set 0, all the tiles will have the same color, while if you set a bigger level the color will vary in a random way.

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Add a layer over the one just cretaed, and apply a radial gradient (white and black color).

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Modify layer mode from “Normal” to “Overlaid“.

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Trace a circle with elliptic selection tool (freeze the relationship to 1:1 in the tool options, in order to draw a circle). Fill the button just created with a radial gradient from color #383838 to #282728.

5We will use a script fu to create lights and shadowa (if you have not installed it yet, you can check guide). Script Fu—> Layer Effect—> Bevel and Emboss. Set color #7a7a7a  as “Highlight Color” and #1a1a1a as “Shadow Color“. The Outer Bevel style will aplly the effect only outside the circle.

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Repeat the same process, but  change the style to “Inner Bevel“, so that the effect will be applied insidethe circle.

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The result should be similar to the image below:

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Set #7ecdff as primary color, and click on elleptic selection tool to trace a small circle inside the button. Then click on Modify—> Outline selection and set these options:

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You will get this:

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Click on freehand selection tool and remove the upper part of the circle.

Define a vertical line with path tool as you can see in the image below:

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Modify—> Outline selection and follow the previous steps.

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#OffState
To create the Off state you just have to reduce layer opacity to 60.

OffButton

#OnState
Duplicate the layer and click on Filters—> Blur —> Gaussiana, apply a 20px blur and set opacity to 100.

OnButton

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