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Stylish Gold Text Effect

This tutorial explains how to use Layer Layer Style and Filters to create an elegant shiny gold text effect.

FREE PSD source file download link included. –

The Final Result

Tutorial Details

  • Software Used : Photoshop
  • Version : CS5 Extended
  • Time : 0:30 – 1:00

Resources

Step 1

Open the Damask blueish image, then go to Edit -> Define Pattern, and click OK.

Stylish Gold Text Effect step 1

Create a new 1152 x 900 px document. Then, Set the Foreground color to #8a5240 and the Background color to #310901. Pick the Gradient Tool, choose the Foreground to Background gradient, and fill the Background with a Radial Gradient from the center of the document to one of the corners.

Stylish Gold Text Effect step 1

Pick the Paint Bucket Tool and choose Pattern in the Options bar, then choose the pattern you’ve just defined. Create a new layer and call it Pattern then fill it with the selected pattern.

Stylish Gold Text Effect step 1

Change the Pattern layer’s Blend Mode to Overlay and the Opacity to 60%.

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Step 2

Create the text using the color #928427 and the font Creampuff. Set the Leading value to 200 and the Anti-aliasing method to Sharp.

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

– Bevel and Emboss

  • Depth : 200
  • Size : 10
  • Gloss Contour : Ring
  • Highlight Mode : Vivid Light
  • Shadow Mode – Color : #705110
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– Contour

  • Contour : Rounded Steps
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
  • Range : 30%
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– Inner Glow

  • Blend Mode : Soft Light
  • Noise : 25%
  • Color : #ffe242
  • Source : Center
  • Size : 46
  • Contour : Guassian – Inverse
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– Satin

  • Blend Mode : Vivid Light
  • Color : #c8c76d
  • Angle : 15
  • Contour : Cone
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– Gradient Overlay

  • Blend Mode : Soft Light
  • Style : Reflected
  • Check the Reverse box
  • Click the Gradient box to create the gradient
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The gradient uses two colors#a17713 and #fac50f.

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– Drop Shadow

  • Spread : 40
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This will create the main “gold” effect.

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Step 3

Create a new layer on top of all layers and call it Texture. Then set the Foreground color to #ffef48 and the Background color to #593809.

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Ctrl/Cmd + click the text layer’s thumbnail to create a selection.

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Go to Filter -> Render -> Clouds, then press Ctrl/Cmd + D to get rid of the selection.

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Step 4

Go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Sketch > Conte` Crayon, then type in the values below:

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Go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Sketch > Graphic Pen this time, then type in the values below:

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Go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Artistic > Paint Daubs, then enter the values below:

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Change the Texture layer’s Blend Mode to Soft Light and its Opacity to 30%. This will create a nice reflection-like effect for the golden text.

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Step 5

Set the Foreground color to #9e0039, pick the Brush Tool, then open the Brush panel (Window -> Brush).

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Modify the values of a 20 px round hard brush as shown below:

Brush Tip Shape

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Shape Dynamics

Make sure to choose Pen Tilt from the Control drop down menu.

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Step 6

Right click the text layer then choose Create Work Path.

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Create a new layer right below the text layer and call it Stroke, then pick the Direct Selection Tool.

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Right click the work path and choose Stroke Path.

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Choose Brush from the Tool drop down menu and check the Simulate Pressure box.

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This will stroke the path with the modified brush.

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Step 7

Double click the Stroke layer to apply the following Layer Style:

– Bevel and Emboss

  • Gloss Contour : Cove – Deep
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode : Hard Light
  • Color : #ffba57
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– Contour

  • Contour : Ring
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
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– Drop Shadow

Just use the default values.

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This will add more depth to the original effect and make it bolder.

Stylish Gold Text Effect step 7

With the same brush, add some dots on the stroke, just a couple.

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Step 8

Click the Create new fill or adjustment layer icon down the Layers panel, and choose Gradient Map.

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Change the adjustment layer’s Blend Mode to Soft Light and its Opacity to 50%.

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Then, click the Gradient box to create the gradient used.

Stylish Gold Text Effect step 8

You need two colors#6b3b37 to the left, and #d1a799 to the right with a Location value of 92.

Stylish Gold Text Effect step 8

This will make the colors brighter and more vivid.

Stylish Gold Text Effect step 8

And that’s it. Simple yet elegant! Hope you liked it.

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