Gold Outlined Text Tutorial

This tutorial was written for PSP v7, assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP and is very easy to complete!

Begin with a 400 x 300 black canvas.  Set your foreground color to white and your background color to none/null.


Choose your text tool and set the line width to 4.  Click in your canvas to activate your text.  I picked Broadview, size 72 and typed Gold with vector and antialias checked.  If you’re satisfied with the size and placement of your text, convert to a raster layer.

Use these inner bevel settings.

Finally, use Artistic Effects | Chrome


You can create several colors of metallic looking text by changing the color in the chrome settings or for even more fun, try Effects | Enhance Photo | Manual Color Correction.  Drag a selection around your text in the left hand window, then choose the Color Category that suits your needs.Like the reflection?  Duplicate your text layer, flip it, nudge it up under the original layer and then use the deformation tool to distort it.  Lower the opacity of the deformed layer and you’re done.  There is a companion tutorial that uses part of this idea.  Same outline, but the center of the text is filled. 

Let me know if I can assist you in any way, thanks for taking the time to view and/or try my tutorial!