You can produce a gold or metallic effect in Photoshop in several ways. Many of those effects, however, take quite a bit of time to produce and sometimes, you just need a quick option. In this tutorial, we will explain how to render a gold necklace using Photoshop and Filter Forge and then apply that render to a photograph. We will begin by explaining how to create the necklace using custom brush settings, then we will explain how to quickly apply a gold texture to our artwork. Finally, we will explain how to add some finishing touches. Let's get started!
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Filter Forge is a powerful third-party plugin that allows you to apply over 4,000 amazing effects to your images, and even create your own. To learn more about Filter Forge, you can visit their website, download the trial version of the software, or check out their filter gallery.
Editor's note: This tutorial was sponsored by Filter Forge.