Photoshop Text Effects

How to Create a Glossy Gold Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a glossy gold text effect in Photoshop. We will create the effect using a simple brush and a couple of layer styles.

Gold Text Effect

To create a glossy gold text effect, you’ll need:

Step 1

Create a new 1000 x 800px document, duplicate the background layer and fill it with #452c16.

Gold Text Background

We will now add a texture to the background by double-clicking on the duplicate background layer and applying the layer style shown below.

Gold Text Pattern Overlay

Gold Text Pattern Overlay Result

Now, place the Damask texture on top of the background layers, resize it if necessary and change its blending mode to Overlay.

Gold Text Damask Texture

Step 2

Write your text using the False Positive font, 430pt size and #b37a37 color.

Gold Text

Make a duplicate of the text tips for blackjack at casinoscapital.com/casino-games-guide/blackjack/tips layer and lower its Fill value to 0%.

Gold Text Effect Duplicate

Step 3

We will now create the first text effect with the bright, shiny parts by double-clicking on the original text layer and applying the layer styles shown below.

Gold Text Effect Bevel and Emboss

Gold Text Effect Contour

Gold Text Effect Inner Shadow

Gold Text Effect Inner Glow

Gold Text Effect Drop Shadow

Gold Text Effect Layer Style

Step 4

Now to make the text all glossy and velvety, double-click on the duplicate text layer and apply the layer styles shown below.

Gold Text Effect Duplicate Bevel and Emboss

Gold Text Effect Duplicate Contour

Gold Text Effect Duplicate Satin

Gold Text Effect Duplicate Drop Shadow

Gold Text Effect Duplicate Layer Style

Step 5

Cmd/ctrl-click on any one of the text layer to create a selection, make a new layer between the two text layers and name it “Texture”.

Gold Text Effect Selection

Set #432c17 as the background color and #ffac19 as the foreground color and go to Filter > Render > Clouds. Then, remove the selection by going to Select > Deselect.

Gold Text Effect Clouds

Now, go to Filter > Filter > Gallery, choose Halftone Pattern from the Sketch folder and use the settings shown below.

Gold Text Effect Halftone Pattern

Gold Text Effect Halftone Pattern Result

Lower the Texture layer’s opacity to around 90% and change its blending mode to Soft Light.

Gold Text Texture Layer

Step 6

Grab the Brush Tool and go to Window > Brush. Select the Star 14 pixels brush and change its settings as shown below.

Gold Text Brush Tip Shape

Gold Text Shape Dynamics

Gold Text Scattering

Step 7

Right-click on the text layer and select Create Work Path. Then, create a new layer above the original text layer, name it “Sparkles”, grab the Direct Selection Tool and set #fff1d8 as the foreground color.

Gold Text Sparkles

Right-click on the work path, select Stroke Path and use the settings shown below. Then, press Return/Enter to remove the path.

Gold Text Stroke Path

Gold Text Stroke Path Result

Change the blending mode of the Sparkles layer to Vivid Light.

Gold Text Sparkles Layer

And we’re done with the glossy gold text effect!

Gold Text Effect

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