How To Put A Gold Foil Texture Inside The Text Using Photoshop (With Visual Guide)


Gold-foiled text is a huge trend right now especially in Instagram. It is mostly used by those who love maintaining their galleries that can be best described as classy, dainty or chic (like mine  *wink wink*).

So, if you are tired of reposting from others and want to whip up your own typography featuring a gold-foiled text, you have come to the right place.

I have tried to explain the steps as clear as I can, so you will find it very easy to follow.

We will be using Photoshop as it is the easiest (well, the only) way I know of fulfilling this tutorial.

Let’s now open it up, so we can ‘slytherin’  and concoct some magical gold-foiled typography. (*Forgive the pun. I just can’t help myself*)

Okay. Step 1, of course, is to open Photoshop.

NOTE: Please make sure that you have already selected the gold foil image that you want inside your text. If you do not have one yet, you can visit this site. They have free gold textures there. Or seek Google’s help.


NEXT, open a new window by pressing CTRL and N simultaneously. (CTRL + N)

Instagram square dimension in pixels is 1080px, both in width and height. I usually keep my Resolution in 300 Pixels/Inch and Color Mode in 16 Bit for a high quality image.

I am telling you this because usually the Resolution and Color Mode default entries when opening a new window are set in lower digits. So, just to make sure you’re making a good quality typography, increase the Resolution and Color Mode. You can follow mine: 300 in Resolution and 16 bit in Color Mode.


THEN, type in the text you want. The font I am using is called Mocking Script. You can get it here. It is still free, so better hurry up because it will soon expire as last week’s freebie.


NOW, time to place your gold foil image. Click “File” on the upper left corner of your screen. Then, choose “Place Embedded”.


AND, as soon as it is placed successfully, it will automatically enter the move/resize mode. Just press the OKAY button. After that, right-click on the gold foil layer.

IF you cannot see the Layers Window like the one I have there on the right side of my screen, no worries. Just press down F7. And VOILA!

Oh if your F7 is not working because it is damaged or what, just select WINDOW in the menu area located at the very top of the screen. Look for the one that says LAYERS in the drop-down menu and click on it. (My apologies for not having the screenshot for that additional tutorial)


We’re almost there.

AFTER right-clicking the gold foil’s layer, these options will pop up. Click on CREATE CLIPPING MASK.




Now, you can create your own typography with some gold foil texture in your text. This can put some OOMPH on your regular typography.

IF you want other textures aside from gold, just do the steps all over again using another texture image file. It is all about CLIP MASK.

So, what do you think about this tutorial? Let me hear your thoughts and leave some comments below.

Talk soon,








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