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Hey guys. Welcome back! Tonight I just want to real quickly talk about a cool tutorial I found on YouTube today. I was searching for a “Gold Text” effect Photoshop Tutorial when I came across this one from IceflowStudios:
Photoshop: GOLD Bling!
One thing I liked about it from the git-go was he begins by saying most on how to make gold effects are insufficient. I did the tutorial with him step by-step and was happy to discover that he explained everything very coherently, step-by-step and in the end I had a had the string “$10,000,000” in glimmering gold metal!
Just to give you a quick Idea, Here is the photograph I started with (fig. 1.0):
The only edits I had to do to prepare the original photo was just simple cropping.
Then, I typed my text “$10,000,000” in Hobo Std font because it has a nice thickness to the letters, and because that’s what the narrator says to use. Here I am using crisp, 60 pt (Fig 1.1):
Finally, we have the finished product (Fig 1.3). From start to completion it only took about 30 minutes — 4 minutes to view the tutorial the first time to decide if it had merit, 10 minutes to perform the steps once, and another 15 minutes or so troubleshooting and tweaking my settings.
Without further adieu … BEHOLD! … I give you: $10,000,000:
This was a great tutorial and I hope it helps you complete whatever project of yours requires a great gold effect!
Live Joyously with Many Blessings!
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