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Old 10-02-2013, 03:43 PM
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numbers for gold?

I am looking to put some gold coloring on a title, and need the RGB numbers for the color. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:11 PM
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Re: numbers for gold?

You could try sampling some images from a google search? Or have a look at the numbers quoted Here.

The big problem is that all these single RGB numbers will give you a flat dull yellow. So if you want to make the title look gold you are going to have to modify the title with some shading showing reflectivity of gold.

Look Here as a starting point?
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:01 PM
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Re: numbers for gold?

Plug in the numbers and samples from 'Tony W' into the tutorials below and you will have a good start...

Gel Text

Gold Text

Gold Text II

Solid Gold Tutorial ( - NSFW - )

Shiny-Gold-Tutorial (from -
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:40 AM
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Re: numbers for gold?

Isnt gold all about reflections of light? Just curious how the pros do it, because everytime i retouch gold i more less leave (some hue and saturation corrections) the original colour and just do a lot of dnb on it.
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:34 PM
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Re: numbers for gold?

I was able to get a really shiny gold, or any sort of metallic finish, using "layer styles".
Search the internet, lots there!
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