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Video Tutorial: How to Create a Gold Foil Effect in Photoshop

In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you a handy technique for creating a gold foil effect that looks just like the hot foil stamping printing finish that adds luxurious embellishments to printed products. We’ll first create a shiny gold texture, then apply it to some text with the help of a mask. To simulate the appearance of real foil stamping, we’ll finish it off with subtle effects like a paper texture and minor edge distortions.

How to Create a Gold Foil Effect in Photoshop

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  1. PLEASE!!! Is there a written tutorial for this gold effect? Your accent is SO DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND, I had to keep repeating each section over and over to understand what was spoken and I still didn’t get it!!! Please help! Thank you!! Jerome

    • Hello Jerome,
      While you are listening to the video, click the gear icon on bottom of screen and slow the voice down. This has helped me.

  2. I join another poster here. I have had to go over and over again to try and work out this tutorial. Just too quick in parts and undecipherable. Was going great guns until I got to getting from the Gaussian Blur in the Smart Filters to the text “GOLD”. No way could I manage the square box and down arrow to text. Could you possibly do a pdf file to help us dumb ones. Or can somebody else please direct me in the right direction please. I don’t like having to give up halfway through a tutorial, but…………

  3. I echo a couple of posters above. Would love to have written directions! There are so many intricate steps.

  4. Chris
    I quit using Photoshop and now use AFFINITY PHOTO.
    Any help there? I had to quit it because of the cost.
    If you get together with Affinity, I think you’ll be surprised how many folks don’t use Photoshop anymore. Don’t get me wrong, Photoshop is a great program, but at around 500.00 a year compared to a one time fee of 25.00. Go figure.
    Thanks Chris for all the years I enjoyed with you. That might be pre-mature. I sure hope so

  5. Hey Chris!

    Thank you for creating this tutorial. Timely, too, as I have a digital product that would look awesome with this technique.

    However, I am using Affinity Photo. Will this work for Affinity?

    Thanks!

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