Gold Text Effect Photoshop Tutorial
Below is the small transcript of the Video lesson as well as a small sample Video clip.
Golden Text Photoshop Tutorial (Transcript of Video)
Once again welcome to Mastering Photoshop. In this tutorial let’s create this beautiful metallic text effect. Let’s begin with the new file and you can refer to the PSD file included and these are my dimensions of the project file, 1800 X 1300Px and 72DPI resolution. And I have used the font “Dutch & Harley” and you can get this font on dafont.com for free. This font has got a unique thing, so let me disable all these layers and you can see that this particular decorative element comes if you type the open bracket key on the keyboard, This key you’ll find next to P. Shift and type the open bracket, if you change this font to say Arial, then you’ll understand what I am talking about. If you type open curly bracket you’ll get that décor element, if not, you can download lots of this kind of decorative elements even on dafont.com you’ll get plenty of fonts with this kind of decorative elements. So let’s go back to the Dutch & Harley and we need this font which we are going to fill it with the black colour for this project, now this is going to become sort of invisible. And for background you can use any grungy background or any rough surface background so that it creates the contrast between the smooth metallic text and the rough textured background. So I have used this particular ready image found on the net, and I have created a mask on it and to create that kind of mask fill that layer mask with the black colour and take the elliptical marquee tool and select one small portion, and press SHIFT+F6 to use the feather, here we use 45Px of feather and fill that up with the white colour, press ALT+BACKSPACE to fill that with the white colour. And now what you can do is CNTRL+T to transform and hold ALT+SHIFT and scale that elliptical object and you’ll get a spotlight kind of effect, as well as because of the scaling you’ll be getting smoother edges.
Main Photoshop Features used in this Video Tutorial
1) Layer Styles
Author: Abhijeet Sojwal