How to create gold text, like this, for free

Welcome to an easy 10-step guide on how to create gold text,

for your blog header or creative project. It’s simple, online, and best of all, its 100% free using my favourite online photo editor: and gold foil download (cause I love you guys). So let’s get down do it…

What you need:

Online photo editor PicMonkey
Font use PicMonkey’s free font selection, use your own (saved on your computer), or download one from your favourite source.
Image this will be used to colour your text. Ensure any image you use is good quality & you have permission to edit it. Click below your free gold foil image, created by me just for you! 500×361 jpg / 100kb
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Step One:

Go to > select ‘design’ > then choose any canvas size you like. Choose the size you want your final image to be.

Step One: visit & select design > custom canvas

Step Two:

To get us started, were going to start with a blank canvas.

Ensure your background colour is white ‘ffffff’ > select ‘apply’

Step Two: choose a white canvas colour and apply

Step Three:

Next were going to add the text you want. You have the option to use either PicMonkey’s font’s, or your own.

select the ‘text option’ (far left menu) > choose either ‘ours’ or ‘yours’ > select ‘add text’

Step 3: apply your text

Step Four:

Now to edit your text – you can use any size or positioning you like, but the text must remain black.

click on text box > edit text using text panel

Step Four: Edit your text & flatten layers

Step Five:

We’re now going to save this as an image to use in the next step. You’re already half done!

select ‘save’ (top menu) > choose file size/type/name > save in your desired location

Step Five: save image

Step Six:

We are going to start with a blank canvas again, of the same size as before. This will become your background, and will colour the text.

On PicMonkey homepage > select ‘design’ > choose canvas size (as before) > ensure the background is white & ‘apply’

Step Six: new layer

Step Seven:

To colour the text, now were going to add the image you chose (eg. gold) as an overlay. Then we’re going to flatten it onto the background image – combining them.

select ‘overlay option’ (far left menu) > select ‘your own’ > navigate to your saved image and select > resize your image if required > flatten image (top menu)

Step 6: create new layer with background image (in this case, gold)

Step Eight:

Now to place the text image and background image together, one on-top of the other. The text image will completely cover the image (eg. gold) underneath, so don’t worry if you can’t see it, it’s only temporarily.

(repeat ‘add overlay’ steps) select ‘overlay option’ (far left menu) > select ‘your own’ > navigate to your saved text image and select > re-size text image to fully cover background.

Step 7: apply previously saved text image as overlay

Step Nine:

You’re almost done! Now all we have to do is choose whether you want a white or black background. This is achieved by changing the ‘blend modes’.

with text layer selected > select ‘blend modes’ drop down menu > scroll down and choose ‘subtract’ for black background, or ‘screen’ for white background (see below for examples).

Step 8 (1): select blend mode to 'subtract' for black background

Step 8: resize text layer to cover background image & change blend mode to suit

Step Ten:

Congratulations, you’ve made it to the end. Now all we have to do is save your final image!

select ‘save’ (top menu) > choose desired file name/file size/file type > select ‘save to my computer’.

Step 9: save image to desired size & type


Gold Blog Header How-To




  1. C
    July 22, 2015 at 7:03 am (3 years ago)

    Love the step by step tutorial and this is such a pretty header 🙂

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      July 29, 2015 at 3:50 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you! I liked it so much I was VERY tempted to change my current header 🙂

  2. Maya Indrawaty
    July 22, 2015 at 8:28 am (3 years ago)

    Great tutorial. I always love gold letter for header in blog. It’s really helpfull.

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      July 29, 2015 at 3:50 pm (2 years ago)

      I agree, it has a beautiful edgy look to it, doesn’t it?

  3. Nitisha
    July 23, 2015 at 11:24 am (3 years ago)

    Simplicity is beauty!! I love picmonkey as well for editing and made my banner over there. It is so easy. Thank you for all the step by step way of showing how you, your header. Very helpful, indeed!!

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      July 29, 2015 at 3:49 pm (2 years ago)

      It’s lovely to see another Picmoney fan, welcome and thank you for the comment 🙂

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      July 29, 2015 at 3:49 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you for the feedback! I love to create these for creatives like you – if you have any suggestions feel free to shoot them my way 🙂

  4. Zubaida
    July 23, 2015 at 11:28 am (3 years ago)

    This looks brilliant. Thanks for sharing such great tutorial.

  5. Sarah
    July 27, 2015 at 5:36 am (2 years ago)

    Now that is really pretty!! I wish that I can do that, need to change my header again =D

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      July 29, 2015 at 3:48 pm (2 years ago)

      It’s super easy to do, if your ever feeling up for a change I’d say go for it!

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      July 29, 2015 at 3:47 pm (2 years ago)

      Oooh! Good luck and i’d love to see what you come up with 🙂

  6. Donah @ SweetJellyBean
    July 27, 2015 at 12:25 pm (2 years ago)

    This is amazing Kaye! I’ve always loved your creative side and your tutorials are always awesome! I like this gold text a lot – it’s one of the things I learned with Photoshop ^^

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      July 29, 2015 at 3:46 pm (2 years ago)

      Donna! Thanks for stopping by, it’s always lovely to have you on here. I’ve been going gold crazy lately 🙂

  7. nicol
    July 27, 2015 at 6:40 pm (2 years ago)

    cute tutorial! i do something similar a lot on photoshop

  8. Beauty Blogette
    July 27, 2015 at 11:28 pm (2 years ago)

    This is a really great tutorial. I love the result 🙂

  9. Tamanna I.
    July 28, 2015 at 2:47 am (2 years ago)

    OMG! Thanks a bunch for the trick. I didn’t know how to use those blend mood! and love the golden background.

    do drop by… GreenStory

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      July 29, 2015 at 3:45 pm (2 years ago)

      Now you know blend modes, you will be using it with everything! It’s such a great trick 🙂

  10. sinyees
    July 28, 2015 at 10:01 am (2 years ago)

    I love doing a lot of thing by online software because it save the time to download and install it into PC. Thanks for sharing

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      July 29, 2015 at 3:45 pm (2 years ago)

      I agree 100%. I love Photoshop, but even now, I find online is quicker and better suited to certain situations.

  11. cindy tong
    July 28, 2015 at 4:49 pm (2 years ago)

    wow thanks for nice tips…gonna use this to create some nice letter!

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      July 29, 2015 at 3:44 pm (2 years ago)

      Good luck with the creating, I’d love to see what you make!

    July 29, 2015 at 10:38 am (2 years ago)

    Your are beautiful, i wish all the best for your blog and your career.

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  13. Indira W
    July 31, 2015 at 1:07 am (2 years ago)

    Saved this page!
    I will practice it, I really like how you explain it simple and easy to understand.
    Thankyou for sharing <3

  14. Kelly
    August 24, 2015 at 9:09 am (2 years ago)

    Hiya, I am a complete novice and am just playing around with creating a birth announcement card. I’ve followed your tutorial and have got the most beautiful gold wording, thank you! The only question I have is – what if you don’t want the text as a header and you want the gold text to appear over a different background rather than just white? 🙂

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 24, 2015 at 9:27 am (2 years ago)

      Hi! I’m so glad to hear it worked for you!

      For the background, your choices are sadly limited. Because the image editor doesn’t work in Layers, there’s no way to quickly and easily isolate the text and add your own background. A different editor like Gimp or Photoshop is what you need to achieve something like that. For it to work, you need to create the gold text with a transparent background, so you can apply it to any background you like. I hope that’s not too confusing!

      Please let me know if you have anymore questions, and good luck!! xx

  15. Jessica Knutson
    October 20, 2015 at 12:53 am (2 years ago)

    Can you make a video?

  16. Morgain's Tea
    January 16, 2016 at 7:13 am (2 years ago)

    I can’t figure out where you got the gold from…

  17. Eat Good, Lift Good.
    January 27, 2016 at 5:20 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you for your tutorial! With your help I was able to make myself a simple and beautiful header for my blog that I just started. I was so happy that I came across your tutorial that I made a shout out post to you:

    PS I’m sure you get this a lot, but you look like Nicole Scherzinger!

  18. sheri
    February 1, 2016 at 1:54 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you soo much!! I am not computer friendly and could totally do this!! Thanks!!

  19. Asli
    February 16, 2016 at 2:16 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you so much this is genius and simple! Can’t thank you enough

  20. Shannon Paige
    February 23, 2016 at 12:17 am (2 years ago)

    Will definitely be trying this- I need a header, badly! It’s been on my list… and I LOVE gold.

  21. Diamond D
    March 23, 2016 at 8:19 pm (2 years ago)

    what text or font is this?


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