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Elegant Glossy Gold Text Effect

This tutorial will show you an easy way to create a luxurious super glossy golden text effect using Layer Styles, a Filter, and a simple brush.

The Final Result

Tutorial Details

  • Software Used : Photoshop
  • Version : CS6 Extended
  • Time : 0:30 – 0:45

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Step 1

Create a new 1000 x 800 px document. Duplicate the Background layer then fill it with the color #452c16.

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Double click the Background copy layer to apply a Pattern Overlay effect:

– Pattern Overlay

  • Blend Mode : Multiply
  • Pattern : Rice paper
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This will add a subtle texture to the background.

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Place the Damask Texture image on top of the Background layer, resize it as needed, then change its layer’s Blend Mode to Overlay.

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Step 2

Create the text using the font False Positive BRK, the color #b37a37 and the Size 430 pt.

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Duplicate the text layer then change the copy’s Fill value to 0.

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Step 3

Double click the original text layer to apply the following Layer Style:

– Bevel and Emboss

  • Technique : Chisel Soft
  • Size : 21
  • Gloss Contour : Ring – Double
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode : Linear Dodge (Add)
  • Shadow Mode – Color : #c7b299
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– Contour

  • Contour : Rolling Slope – Descending
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
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– Inner Shadow

  • Color : #a9984a
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– Inner Glow

  • Blend Mode : Overlay
  • Color : #eadfa2
  • Source : Center
  • Size : 60
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– Drop Shadow

Use the default values.

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This will create the first layer of the effect, with the shiny bright parts.

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Step 4

Double click the copy text layer to apply the following Layer Style:

– Bevel and Emboss

  • Size : 21
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle : 121
  • Altitude : 58
  • Highlight Mode : Linear Dodge (Add)
  • Shadow Mode – Color : #c7b299
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– Contour

  • Contour : Half Round
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
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– Satin

  • Color : #995e00
  • Distance : 51
  • Contour : Cone – Asymmetrical
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– Drop Shadow

Use the default values.

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This will create the second layer of the effect, which adds the glossy, velvety, effect to the text.

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Step 5

Ctrl/Cmd + click a text layer’s thumbnail to create a selection, then, create a new layer between the two text layers and call it Texture.

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Set the Foreground color to #ffac19 and the Background color to #432c17. Go to Filter > Render > Clouds, then go to Select > Deselect (Ctrl/Cmd + D) to get rid of the selection.

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Go to Filter > (Filter Gallery) > Sketch > Halftone Pattern, and change the Size to 1, the Contrast to 5, and the Pattern Type to Dot, then click OK.

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This will create a very simple pattern.

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Change the Texture layer’s Blend Mode to Soft Light, and reduce its Opacity to a value you like. Here, it is reduced to 90%. This will add a nice touch to the plain golden effect.

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Step 6

Pick the Brush Tool, then open the Brush panel (Window > Brush).

Choose the Star 14 pixels brush tip, and modify its Settings as shown below:

Brush Tip Shape

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Shape Dynamics

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Scattering

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Step 7

Right click the text layer and choose Create Work Path.

Create a new layer on top of the original text layer and call it Sparkles.

Set the Foreground color to #fff1d8, and pick the Direct Selection Tool.

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Right click the work path and choose Stroke Path. Then, choose Brush from the Tool drop down menu, and make sure that the Simulate Pressure box is un-checked.

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This will add tiny sparkles around the text. Hit Enter/Return to get rid of the path.

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Change the Sparkles layer’s Blend Mode to Vivid Light.

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And finally, the text at the top and bottom is created using the font ETHON, the font Size is 100, the color is #ffe9e1, the Blend Mode is Soft Light, and then, a default Drop Shadow effect is applied.

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And there you have your glamorous shiny gold text effect!