Create a Glossy Web 2.0 Button in Gimp
Button with Shiny Look and Glow Effect
Colourful Glossy Web 2.0 Icons
Using Gimps Colour Rotation and Blend Tool
This video shows a very quick way to create button icons with a shiny, glowing look.
An introduction level tutorial with a few shortcuts that may well save a pro a little time.
Layers are added to the basic button outline, each providing more body and depth to produce a effective three dimensional feel.
The technique outline should give a variety of coloured buttons with no more than a few minutes work.