Applying a gold style to an Adobe Photoshop layer is the easiest way to give your text or images a gold look, and there are plenty of free gold styles to choose from.
- How to use these gold layer styles?
- 80 Gold Layer Styles for Photoshop by jen-ni via DeviantArt
- 8 Photoshop Gold Layer Styles by DiZa-74 via DeviantArt
- 2 gold layer styles for Photoshop by Mildak via DeviantArt
- 35 Golden Photoshop Styles by Andrey Oprinka via DeviantArt
- 1 Photoshop Gold Layer Style by CorouD on DeviantArt
How to use these gold layer styles?
DeviantArt is a great source for free gold layer styles for Photoshop.
Some of these gold layer styles are downloaded to an archive (such as ZIP or RAR) from which you need to extract the ASL file. Use a program like 7-Zip to decompress them.
If you’re not sure how to use styles in Photoshop, read our guide on how to open an ASL file and import a style into Adobe Photoshop, using the style palette from window >. Menu styles .
80 Gold Layer Styles for Photoshop by jen-ni via DeviantArt
With this jen-ni layer style pack from DeviantArt, you get a huge variety of sparkle and sparkle layer styles. Most of these styles are gold in color while others are silver and even black. Some even have a pop-up 3D effect.
This free gold layer style pack contains 80 styles that are imported into Photoshop when you open the ASL file – there is only one file that contains all 80. After extracting the contents of the RAR file, open the Gold.asl file in Photoshop to use these gold layer styles.
8 Photoshop Gold Layer Styles by DiZa-74 via DeviantArt
This collection of gold plating styles from DeviantArt DiZa-74 may be small, but it sure is a nice package.
These layer styles are a little darker than jen-ni’s, but they’re perfect for projects that require that look. These styles also have a simpler look – these styles don’t have a 3D feel.
These styles are included in the RAR archive file. Extract the ASL to use with Photoshop. This download also has a PSD file, but it’s only really useful for previewing styles.
2 gold layer styles for Photoshop by Mildak via DeviantArt
These gold theme layer styles are also inherited from DeviantArt by user mildak. They are very similar to the effect shown in the image at the top of this page, but with some differences.
This will give your text a style that looks as if the text is actually made of gold, complete with a gold plate around the outer edges. One of the styles has glitter on the edges, but otherwise they are basically the same.
Open the ZIP archive to retrieve this ASL file.
35 Golden Photoshop Styles by Andrey Oprinka via DeviantArt
This DeviantArt user provides 35 free layer styles that combine traditional gold themes with new ones, which will definitely give you some variety compared to the other styles on this page.
Many of these gold plating styles have fun patterns to give shape to the “regular” gold theme you may be thinking of, such as faded and worn looks. However, there are also some basic gold plating styles here that are just plain yellow or glossy.
1 Photoshop Gold Layer Style by CorouD on DeviantArt
There is only one gold layer style in this download, but it offers a nice gradient. Use larger text with this style.