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I'm a newbie using gimp. I would like to make a banner like the picture below, a white color banner with some fade background color. Please advise. Thanks. enter image description here

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    Can you Please Explain more about it? , I think it's Portion of Banner, provide more information about it – Dave Rajan Dec 20 '18 at 7:24
  • I think what you're looking for is inner glow or inner shadow ...or a bit different: feathering / feathered edge. – Joonas Dec 20 '18 at 7:50
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There may be scripts to do it but it can be done manually

  • Get a selection on the light color (that can be the one you just used to bucket-fill)
  • Select>Save to channel to save the selection
  • Select>Invert
  • Select>Grow and grow it by the width of the fade you want
  • Select>Feather by the double of the value above: you know have a selection that fades out starting on the border
  • Open the Channels list, right click the Selection mask copy and Intersect with selection: so you only keep the fading part of that selection.
  • Important: in the Layers list, select your layer again
  • Bucket-fill the selection with the darker color

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