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Photoshop Gold Text Effect Tutorial

Turning Text Into Gold With Photoshop

In this Text Effects tutorial, learn how a few layer styles, a custom gradient and a simple brush can easily turn your type into gold! Now fully re-written and updated for Photoshop CS6 and CC!
Placing An Image In Text With Photoshop CS6

Placing An Image In Text With Photoshop CS6

Learn how the power of clipping masks make it easy to create one of Photoshop’s most popular and classic effects – placing an image inside text! Now fully updated for Photoshop CS6 and CC!
Multiple Text Strokes With Smart Objects In Photoshop

Multiple Text Strokes With Smart Objects In Photoshop

Need to add multiple strokes around your text? Normally Photoshop only lets us add a single Stroke effect to a layer, but in this tutorial, learn how to easily get around that problem using Smart Objects so you can add as many stroke outlines to your text as you need!
Editable Blurred Type With Layer Styles In Photoshop

Editable Blurred Type With Layer Styles In Photoshop

Most Photoshop users turn to the Gaussian Blur filter when they need to blur text in an image or design, but in this tutorial, learn how to keep your blurred type fully editable by creating the same effect with layer styles!
Stroke Text With A Brush In Photoshop

Stroke Text With A Brush In Photoshop

Learn how to create interesting designs out of text in Photoshop by converting the text into a path, then using brushes to add stroke outlines around the letters!
Textured Text Effect In Photoshop

Textured Text Effect In Photoshop

Learn how to create an interesting effect by adding a texture to text in Photoshop, using nothing more than a photo for the texture, a layer mask, a simple image adjustment, and of course, some text! Includes a trick for pasting an image directly into a layer mask in Photoshop!
Flaming Hot Fire Text In Photoshop

Flaming Hot Fire Text In Photoshop

Learn how to create a fire text effect in Photoshop! Use Photoshop’s powerful Liquify filter to engulf your letters in burning hot flames!
Faking Text Wrap In Photoshop

Faking Text Wrap In Photoshop

Reality isn’t the only thing we can fake in Photoshop! Thanks to paths and Photoshop’s ability to use a path as a container for text, we can easily fake the “Text Wrap” feature you’d normally find in a page layout program!
Wrapping Text in 3D With Photoshop

Wrapping Text in 3D With Photoshop

Take your Photoshop skills into the third dimension! Wrapping text around an object in 3D couldn’t be easier and takes only a few simple steps!