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Steps to Create Gold Text Effects After Effects

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Originally published Aug 25, 22, updated Mar 27, 24

Have you always wanted to create the gold text effect in After effects but you don't know how? This polished effect can make your video's title stand out and is one of the best ways to create a stunning title for YouTube and Instagram clips. In this article, we will be looking at how to create the gold text using After Effects.

In this article
  1. Steps to Create Gold Text Effects After Effects
  2. Free Gold Text Effects Template to Use
  3. Alternative Way to Create Video Gold

Steps to Create Gold Text Effects After Effects

Follow these steps to create a gold text effect in your After Effects video project;

Step1Start by creating an environment. To do that just right-click and choose “New Comp” and click “OK” to create one.

Step2Then we need to add fractal noise. To do that, click on “Effects and Presets” and type in “fractal” to choose “Fractal Noise.” You can double-click on it or drag it to the comp.

Step3Once this is done, you will need to do a little bit of housekeeping on the contrast and brightness. Increase the “Contrast” and reduce the “Brightness.”

Then go to the “Sub Settings” and reduce the “Sub Influence” down to zero.

Go to “Transform Option” and decrease the scale just a little bit. Then increase the “Scale Height” just a little.

Step4The next step is to add color to the scene. To do that, right-click on the layer and choose “New > Solid.” Select the gold color and click “OK.” Do the same with the second layer.

Step5Now you want to blend both colors by choosing a blending mode. Hold the “Shift” key and “hyphen” or “=” sign on the keyboard and choose “Overlay.”

Step6To make the color stronger, go to “Layer > Solid Settings” and choose a color.

Step7Go back to “Comp 3.” Right-click on it and select “New > Light” to add a new point of light.

Step8Go back to the project panel to click on “Comp 4” to add the environment. Right-click on the Comp 4 layer and make it an environment layer.

Step9In the options that appear, set “Appears in Reflections” to “Only” and you can then increase and decrease the color saturation until you have the desired result.

Free Gold Text Effects Template to Use

As you can see from the steps above, creating your gold text effects can be quite difficult. The good news is that you can download pre-made titles that you can simply edit. The following are some of the best to choose from;

  1. Christmas Title Template


Despite the name, this is an ideal title for elegant projects or when you want your title to stand out. The typography is beautiful and elegant making it the most ideal template for fashion-themed videos. The template is easily customizable in After Effects and you can even change the color you want.

christmas title template
  1. Fashion Instagram Story


This is the most ideal template to choose if you want a gold text effect that is accompanied by an image. Again, this is a very elegant theme that is ideal for YouTube and Instagram videos in the fashion and entertainment genres. It is also fully customizable in After Effects, allowing you to change the color, text, and image.

fashion instagram story
  1. Wedding Invitation Opener


This free gold text template is also completely customizable and comes with various text effects that you can include in the text. It is elegant and includes shadow effects that make the text stands out more. But you can remove the shadow effects if they don't suit your project.

wedding invitation opener
  1. Golden Luxury Titles


If you are looking for a gold text title that stands out in terms of design, animation, and color, consider Golden Luxury Titles. It comes with 9 editable layers that you can use to modify the title in any way. It is the most ideal title for movies, teasers, TV shows, and more.

golden luxury titles
  1. Emotional Awards Opener


This is a sparkling and glistering stylish design that can be very useful for movies and TV shows. This attention-grabbing title template has over 18 editable text layers to allow you to customize the title in various ways.

emotional adwords opener

Alternative Way to Create Video Gold

Adobe After Effects is a very good video editor, but one of the things that can make it inaccessible to many users is that it can be very difficult to use. Thankfully, there is another very effective video editor that you can use to create gold text that is much easier to use.

This is the Wondershare Filmora, one of the best video editors in the market. Before we look at how you can use Filmora to create the perfect gold metal texture on your text, let's first look at some of its main features;

  • You can use Filmora to edit videos at a very high resolution including 4K videos
  • It can be used to remove the background and noise from the video very easily
  • You can edit both video and audio in the same project
  • Up to 5 text tracks and 10 music tracks can be added to the same timeline and the same project
  • It is very easy to use with a simple and intuitive user interface

Here's how to use Filmora to create a gold metal texture for your text;

Step1Install Wondershare Filmora on your Computer

Download the Filmora setup file to your computer and double-click on it to start installing the program to your computer.

Open the program once the installation is complete.

Step2Create a New Project

If you are starting from the beginning, you may need to create a new project.

To do that, click on “File > New Project” in the menu bar to start a new project.

If there was a project that you were already working on, click on “Open Project” on the main window and then click “File > Open Project” or “File > Open Recent” in the menu bar.

Step3Add A Title to the Timeline

To add a gold texture effect to a title on your video, we will first of all need to add a title to the project.

To do that, go click on the “Titles” tab at the top and drag one of the default titles to the timeline.

Once it is in the timeline, double-click on the title and edit it. Type in anything you want to appear in the title.

add title to timeline gold effect

Select the font that you want to use and choose a specific font size to use. These are all your preferences and will depend on your project.

Move the title to the second track in the timeline as you get ready to begin adding the colors.

Step4Start Adding Colors

Go to “Media” at the top and click on “Sample Colors.” Drag the black color image to the track directly below the title timeline.

start adding colors gold effect

Then take a snapshot of this newly created image by clicking on the “camera” icon next to the playhead.

Change the Font of the Title to something else more elegant like “Montez” and take another snapshot by clicking on the same camera icon.

change the font gold effect
Step5Add the Gold Effect

Delete everything from the timeline. Don't worry you took a photo of all the text layers and the effects added to each.

You will then need to find an image of a gold background. You can find these on any good background image site. Download a good clear image and upload it into Filmora.

Now drag and drop the gold background image to the second track in the timeline. Double click on the background image.

Select “Compositing” and then in the “Blending Mode” drop-down menu, choose “Darken.” Click OK.”

blending mode composite gold effect

Hide the first layer in the timeline and select the gold background image layer. Click on “Animation” and then select “Customize.”

To create the customized effect that we need, click on the image and drag it from the right to the left side.

customize animation gold effect

Move the playhead to the end of the image to insert another keyframe and then click on the restore icon to restore the size of the image.

gold effect text video filmora

Click “OK” and show the track above the timeline. You will now see that the gold texture effect has been applied to your title. You can also add the second snapshot with the varying font for further effect.

Step6Save the Project

Once you are done, you can go ahead and save the project or continue working on other aspects of the video as desired.

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown Mar 27, 24
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