- Layer Effects-Drop Shadow
- Layer Effects-Bevel and Emboss
- Path Tool
- Merging layers
- Selection by color
- Text Tool
Create a new image 800 pixels wide by 250 pixels, File - New... . Set the foreground color to a medium gray (8b8b8b), then fill the image, Edit - Fill with FG Color.
With the Rectangle Select Tool, make a selection about 500 pixels by 100 pixels.
Make a new transparent layer, Layer - New Layer..., named Strip. Reset the color swatches to the default colors. Fill the selection on the Strip layer with the foreground color (black).
The next step is to add a white drop shadow to the strip. Script Fu - Layer Effects... - Drop Shadow... . Set the Color to white and the Size and Offset Distance each to 2.0.