Saturday, 22 December 2012
From the TipSquirrel Archive : Silver and Gold Text in Photoshop Elements
Originally posted at TipSquirrel.com
Photoshop Nut : Janine Smith
A friend asked me, this past week, if I knew of any gold or silver fonts I could tell her of. Naturally, I explained that fonts aren't of any particular color, but are rendered in the color you have selected as your foreground color. In order for the text to look like it’s made of gold or silver, you have to give it some help and add a couple effects. To begin, open a new document and type your text in your font of choice. Try it with different fonts; thicker ones will obviously look different than thinner ones. My friend uses Elements and, I admit, I went to the webs to try and find an Elements tutorial to send her but to my surprise, I couldn't find a thing I could use! So off the Elements I went. This is a super simple, easy peasy tutorial. You couldn't make this hard if you tried, so grab your favorite font and play along! Open a new document (File > New > Blank File or Ctrl (PC) CMD (Mac)+ N) and choose a size, any will do.
…and check the Colorize box. Slide the Hue over to the blues and lower the Saturation level.