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: PicMonkey.com 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
(personal use only / no commercial use please)
Go to PicMonkey.com > select ‘design’ > then choose any canvas size you like. Choose the size you want your final image to be.
To get us started, were going to start with a blank canvas.
Ensure your background colour is white ‘ffffff’ > select ‘apply’
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’
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
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
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’
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)
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.
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).
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’.