I was wondering if anyone knows some good GIMP tutorials on making banners that i have seen around in the mini shop form.... Even if it is simple just to get the hang of the program.
Well.... like Rydian said, a banner is an image. It can be anything.
The stuff you see around Gaia are just Photoshopped.
If you want to know how to do all that, don't look up "Banner tutorials." Look up things like "GIMP tutorials," or anything that tells you how to use GIMP to alter images.
The best places to look are Google and deviantArt. (deviantArt recommended)
this won't make your picture any better quality, nothing beats a good original, but you can scale the image (change its size) by going to the image window, clicking the "image" tab and then clicking on "scale image..."