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How to Create a Gold Foil Texture in Adobe Photoshop
Tutorials Textures and Patterns 2296 Views September 22nd, 2016

In this Adobe Photoshop lesson you will learn how to create a golden leaf foil texture from scratch. To create the golden texture we'll need to apply multiple Photoshop filters combined. It is important to keep the same order for the filters and also to apply the right color gradients. We'll create a golden foil texture and also an aluminium foil texture.


How to Create a Gold Leaf Foil in Photoshop

In this tutorials you are going to learn how to create a relistic gold leaf texture in Photoshop from scratch using filters and gradient maps.

gold leaf foil texture photoshop tutorial

Create a new PSD file. You can choose the size that you want your gold leaf texture to have. Create a new layer and call it Gold Leaf Texture. Fill the layer with white color.

Set the Foreground color to white and the Background color to black. Go to Filter > Render > Clouds.

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For the same layer apply the Plastic Wrap Photoshop filter. Go to Filter > Artistic > Plastic Wrap.

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Now its tme to add another filter. Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise.

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The next Photoshop filter that we are going to add is Bas Relief. So go to Filter > Sketch > Bas Relief and make these settings.

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The fifth filter that we apply to this texture is Texturizer. To apply this filter you go to Filter > Texture > Texturizer.

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The last filter that we add is the Glass Filter. Go to Filter Menu > Distort > Glass and choose the texture frosted and make the following settings.

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6 comment(s) for "How to Create a Gold Foil Texture in Adobe Photoshop"

10:45 AM Tuesday, September 27, 2016
If you change the Gradient Map adjustment layer by choosing other color palette you can obtain different reflective foil textures. reply
6:53 AM Thursday, September 29, 2016
Great Photoshop tutorial! The gold foil texture looks very realistic. Thank you :) reply
12:05 PM Saturday, October 29, 2016
Ive tried changing the colors after i applied all the textures but for some reason its not keeping it looking the same its changing the way the texture looks. Any idea what I might be doing wrong? reply
12:05 PM Saturday, October 29, 2016
NM i never finished part 2 of the tutorial! haha! my bad! ;) reply
12:06 PM Saturday, October 29, 2016
Part 2 of the tutorial is very important :) I hope the texture looks ok now. reply
4:40 AM Monday, October 31, 2016
thank you! this was a nice tutorial! hope for more similar in the future reply

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