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By Colleen Wheeler |

Render type in gold with Photoshop: Deke's Techniques

Welcome to this week’s technique, in which lynda.com author Deke McClelland shows you how to create gleaming gold from ordinary type. And being the noted Photoshop trainer that he is, Deke manages this alchemical feat in under ten minutes. This is no garish fool’s gold, but a lovely soft, volumetric effect that will lend luster to your own creations. And because it’s created with Photoshop’s Layer Effects, your treasured text can be edited at any moment if you change your mind about your gilded message.

Stop back next week for another of Deke’s Techniques. We’ll bring you a new free video every week. And lynda.com members should check out the entire course in the Online Training Library®, where you’ll not only find all the techniques to-date collected in one place, but also discover additional short videos that will quickly show you things like how to enhance the effects you see here, apply them with greater efficiency, or display them with greater flexibility.

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