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How to Create a 3D Black and Gold Text and Logo Mockup

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This post is part of a series called Learn Adobe Photoshop.
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What You'll Be Creating

This mockup is a part of the 3D Gold Text Mockups from my portfolio on Envato Market.

3D gold text and logo mockups
3D Gold Text Mockups

Tutorial Assets

The following assets were used during this tutorial:

Before you start creating our text mockup, download and install the font and also download the background.

1. Load a Document Background

We will use the blue background from the Tutorial Assets as our document background. It is a 2000 x 3000 px JPG file. Go to File > Open and open the blue-background.jpg.

Blue background

2. Create a Smart Object

In these steps you will create the main smart object.

Step 1

Create a new layer by going to Layer > New > Layer, name this layer Hide me and hit OK. Fill this layer with any color—for example, to fill it with the background color, hit Control-Delete.

Hide me layer

Step 2

Pick the Type Tool and select the Raleway font. Set the Font Style to Black and the Font Size to 635 pt, and select Center text. Now write BLACK GOLD in the center of the document, on two lines and all uppercase.

Type tool

Step 3

Select the BLACK GOLD layer in the Layers panel, hold Control and select the Hide me layer. While both layers are selected, go to Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Object.

Craete smart object

Step 4

Right click on the BLACK GOLD smart object layer and choose Edit Contents to open the smart object.

Edit smart object

Step 5

Delete the Hide me layer in the Layers panel. Then close the BLACK GOLD.psb document and hit Yes to save changes.

Save smart object

Step 6

Select the BLACK GOLD layer, go to Layer > Rename Layer, and change its name to Gold.

Rename smart object

3. Create the Shrinking Action

The last step, before we can start creating the main effect, is to create a small action which will be very helpful, as you will see later.

Step 1

Right-click the Gold layer in the Layers panel and select Duplicate Layer. Change the name to Action and hit OK.

Create Action layer

Step 2

Open the Actions panel with Alt-F9, and then hit the Create new set button at the bottom and name it Shrinking Action. Hit OK.

Create new action set

Step 3

Select the Action layer in your Layers panel and then hit the Create new action button at the bottom of the Actions panel. Change the name to Shrink and hit Record.

Create new action

Step 4

Hit Control-J to duplicate the Action layer.

Duplicate layer

Step 5

Go to Layer > Arrange > Send Backward. This step will move the Action copy layer under the Action layer.

Arrange layers

Step 6

Transform the selected layer with Control-T and set the horizontal scale to W: 99.93% and the vertical scale to H: 99.90%. Hit the Enter key twice to apply the transformation.

Transform layer

Step 7

Hit the Stop button at the bottom of the Actions panel and delete the Action and Action copy layers from your Layers panel. The Shrink action is now ready to be used.

Stop action and delete layers

4. Create the 3D Effect

In this part we will be creating multiple layers using the previously created action.

Step 1

Select the Gold layer in your Layers panel and then select the Shrink action in your Actions panel.

Select layer and action

Step 2

Now we will create 105 layers for the 3D effect. Hit the Play button at the bottom of the Actions panel to play the action, and keep hitting the Play button until it creates the Gold copy 105 layer in your Layers panel.

Play action

Step 3

Select layer Gold copy 105, go to Layer > Duplicate layer, and name it Shadow. Then move this layer backwards by going to Layer > Arrange > Send Backward.

Create and arrange shadow layer
105 layers created

Step 4

Let's make some groups and clean up our Layers panel a little bit. Select the layer Gold copy and Shift-click the Gold copy 19 layer to select these layers and all between. Hit Control-G to make a group, and then go to Layer > Rename group and name it Effect 1.

Group layers

Step 5

Select the layer Gold copy 20 and then Shift-click the Gold copy 29 layer to select these layers and all between. Hit Control-G on your keyboard to make a group, and then go to Layer > Rename group and name it Effect 2.

Group layers

Step 6

Select the layer Gold copy 30 and then Shift-click the Gold copy 39 layer to select these layers and all between. Hit Control-G on your keyboard to make a group, and then go to Layer > Rename group and name it Effect 3.

Group layers

Step 7

Select the layer Gold copy 40 and then Shift-click the Gold copy 59 layer to select these layers and all between. Hit Control-G to make a group, and then go to Layer > Rename group and name it Effect 4.

Group layers

Step 8

Select the layer Gold copy 60 and then Shift-click the Gold copy 89 layer to select these layers and all between. Hit Control-G to make a group, and then go to Layer > Rename group and name it Effect 5.

Group layers

Step 9

Select the layer Gold copy 90 and then Shift-click the Gold copy 94 layer to select these layers and all between. Hit Control-G to make a group, and then go to Layer > Rename group and name it Effect 6.

Group layers

Step 10

Select the layer Gold copy 95 and then Shift-click the Gold copy 100 layer to select these layers and all between. Hit Control-G to make a group, and then go to Layer > Rename group and name it Effect 7.

Group layers

Step 11

Select the layer Gold copy 101 and then Shift-click the Gold copy 105 layer to select these layers and all between. Hit Control-G to make a group, and then go to Layer > Rename group and name it Effect 8.

Group layers

5. Add Layer Styles

Step 1

Select the layer Gold and Double-click the layer to apply the following layer style:

Add a Bevel & Emboss with these settings:

  • Style: Inner Bevel
  • Technique: Smooth
  • Depth: 32%
  • Direction: Down
  • Size: 3 px
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle: -81°
  • Altitude: 26°
  • Select Gloss Contour: Ring - Double
  • Highlight Mode: Linear Dodge (Add) with a color #ffffff and Opacity: 18%
  • Shadow Mode: Linear Burn with a color #171718 and Opacity: 33%
Add a bevel and emboss

Step 2

Add a Stroke with these settings:

  • Size: 3 px
  • Position: Inside
  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Fill Type: Gradient
  • Style: Angle
  • Angle: 90°
  • Check Dither box
  • Scale: 150%
  • Click on the Gradient and set these color stops:
  • Color stop with a Color: #7a6b37 on Location: 7%
  • Color stop with a Color: #84753f on Location: 43%
  • Color stop with a Color: #7d6d37 on Location: 70%
  • Color stop with a Color: #ffe785 on Location: 85%
  • 7 color stops with a Color: #f7c753 on these Locations: 0%, 13%, 19%, 48%, 63%, 81% and 100%
  • 5 color stops with a Color: #c59f44 on these Locations: 16%, 27%, 55%, 75% and 93%
Add a stroke

Step 3

Add a Satin style with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Burn with the color #afa182
  • Opacity: 4%
  • Angle:
  • Distance: 22 px
  • Size: 1 px
  • Check the Invert box
Add a satin

Step 4

Add a Color Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Burn
  • Pick the color #000000
  • Opacity: 7%
Add a color overlay

Step 5

Add a Gradient Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Check the Dither box
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Style: Linear
  • Angle: 67°
  • Scale: 100%
  • Click on the Gradient and set these color stops:
  • Color stop 1 - Color: #010202 Location: 11%
  • Color stop 2 - Color: #737373 Location: 34%
  • Color stop 3 - Color: #010202 Location: 58%
  • Color stop 4 - Color: #737373 Location: 75%
  • Color stop 5 - Color: #010202 Location: 100%

Hit OK to apply all of the changes.

Add a gradient overlay
Applied layer style

Step 6

Collapse the Effect 1 group, select the layer Gold copy, and Double-click the layer to apply the following layer style:

Add an Inner Glow with these settings:

  • Blend  Mode: Linear Dodge (Add)
  • Opacity: 14%
  • Pick the color #ffffff
  • Technique: Precise
  • Source: Edge
  • Choke: 100%
  • Size: 136 px
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
Add an inner glow

Step 7

Add a Color Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Color
  • Pick the color #fee691
  • Opacity: 100%
Add a color overlay

Step 8

Add a Gradient Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Check the Dither box
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Style: Reflected
  • Angle: 90°
  • Scale: 150%
  • Click on the Gradient and set these color stops:
  • 4 color stops with a Color: #7a6b37 on these Locations: 7%, 23%, 58% and 89%
  • Color stop with a Color: #84753f on Location: 43%
  • 2 color stops with a Color: #7d6d37 on these Locations: 70% and 100%
  • 5 color stops with a Color: #ffe785 on these Locations: 4%, 25%, 39%, 85% and 97%
  • 6 color stops with a Color: #f7c753 on these Locations: 0%, 13%, 19%, 48%, 63% and 81%
  • 5 color stops with a Color: #c59f44 on these Locations: 16%, 34%, 55%, 75% and 93%
Add a gradient overlay

Step 9

The same gradient will be used in the next steps, so let's save it to our gradient Presets by pressing the New button. Then hit OK to apply all of the changes.

Save the gradient as a preset

Step 10

Right click with your mouse on the Gold copy layer and select Copy Layer Style, and then Shift-left click the layer Gold copy 19. While all of these layers are selected, right click on any of these layers and select Paste Layer Style. This will apply the same style from the Gold copy layer to all the selected ones.

Copy and paste layer style
Applied layer styles

Step 11

Close the Effect 1 group and collapse the Effect 2 group. Select the layer Gold copy 20 and Double-click the layer to apply the following layer style:

Add an Inner Glow with these settings:

  • Blend  Mode: Linear Dodge (Add)
  • Opacity: 7%
  • Pick the color #ffffff
  • Technique: Precise
  • Source: Edge
  • Choke: 100%
  • Size: 136 px
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
Add an inner glow

Step 12

Add a Color Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Color
  • Pick the color #fee691
  • Opacity: 100%
Add a color overlay

Step 13

Add a Gradient Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Check the Dither box
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Style: Reflected
  • Angle: 90°
  • Scale: 150%
  • Click on the Gradient and select the previously saved gradient from Presets.

Hit OK to apply all of the changes.

Add a gradient overlay

Step 14

Right click with your mouse on the Gold copy 20 layer and select Copy Layer Style, and then Shift-left click the layer Gold copy 29. While all of these layers are selected, right click on any of these layers and select Paste Layer Style.

Copy and paste layer style
Applied layer styles

Step 15

Close the Effect 2 group and collapse the Effect 3 group. Select the layer Gold copy 30 and Double-click the layer to apply the following layer style:

Add an Inner Glow with these settings:

  • Blend  Mode: Linear Dodge (Add)
  • Opacity: 3%
  • Pick the color #ffffff
  • Technique: Precise
  • Source: Edge
  • Choke: 100%
  • Size: 136 px
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
Add an inner glow

Step 16

Add a Color Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Color
  • Pick the color #fee691
  • Opacity: 100%
Add a color overlay

Step 17

Add a Gradient Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Check the Dither box
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Style: Reflected
  • Angle: 90°
  • Scale: 150%
  • Click on the Gradient and select the previously saved gradient from Presets.

Hit OK to apply all of the changes.

Add a gradient overlay

Step 18

Right click with your mouse on the Gold copy 30 layer and select Copy Layer Style, and then Shift-left click the layer Gold copy 39. While all of these layers are selected, right click on any of these layers and select Paste Layer Style.

Copy and paste layer style
Applied layer styles

Step 19

Close the Effect 3 group and collapse the Effect 4 group. Select the layer Gold copy 40 and Double-click the layer to apply the following layer style:

Add a Color Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Color
  • Pick the color #fee691
  • Opacity: 100%
Add a color overlay

Step 20

Add a Gradient Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Check the Dither box
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Style: Reflected
  • Angle: 90°
  • Scale: 150%
  • Click on the Gradient and select the previously saved gradient from Presets.

Hit OK to apply all of the changes.

Add a gradient overlay

Step 21

Right click with your mouse on the Gold copy 40 layer and select Copy Layer Style, and then Shift-left click the layer Gold copy 59. While all of these layers are selected, right click on any of these layers and select Paste Layer Style.

Copy and paste layer style
Applied layer styles

Step 22

Close the Effect 4 group and collapse the Effect 5 group. Select the layer Gold copy 60 and Double-click the layer to apply the following layer style:

Add an Inner Glow with these settings:

  • Blend  Mode: Linear Burn
  • Opacity: 3%
  • Pick the color #000000
  • Technique: Precise
  • Source: Edge
  • Choke: 100%
  • Size: 136 px
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
Add an inner glow

Step 23

Add a Color Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Color
  • Pick the color #fee691
  • Opacity: 100%
Add a color overlay

Step 24

Add a Gradient Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Check the Dither box
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Style: Reflected
  • Angle: 90°
  • Scale: 150%
  • Click on the Gradient and select the previously saved gradient from Presets.

Hit OK to apply all of the changes.

Add a gradient overlay

Step 25

Right click with your mouse on the Gold copy 60 layer and select Copy Layer Style, and then Shift-left click the layer Gold copy 89. While all of these layers are selected, right click on any of these layers and select Paste Layer Style.

Copy and paste layer style
Applied layer styles

Step 26

Close the Effect 5 group and collapse the Effect 6 group. Select the layer Gold copy 90 and Double-click the layer to apply the following layer style:

Add an Inner Glow with these settings:

  • Blend  Mode: Linear Burn
  • Opacity: 10%
  • Pick the color #000000
  • Technique: Precise
  • Source: Edge
  • Choke: 100%
  • Size: 136 px
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
Add an inner glow

Step 27

Add a Color Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Color
  • Pick the color #fee691
  • Opacity: 100%
Add a color overlay

Step 28

Add a Gradient Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Check the Dither box
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Style: Reflected
  • Angle: 90°
  • Scale: 150%
  • Click on the Gradient and select the previously saved gradient from Presets.

Hit OK to apply all of the changes.

Add a gradient overlay

Step 29

Right click on the Gold copy 90 layer and select Copy Layer Style, and then Shift-left click the layer Gold copy 94. While all of these layers are selected, right click on any of these layers and select Paste Layer Style.

Copy and paste layer style
Applied layer styles

Step 30

Close the Effect 6 group and collapse the Effect 7 group. Select the layer Gold copy 95 and Double-click the layer to apply the following layer style:

Add an Inner Glow with these settings:

  • Blend  Mode: Linear Burn
  • Opacity: 16%
  • Pick the color #000000
  • Technique: Precise
  • Source: Edge
  • Choke: 100%
  • Size: 136 px
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
Add an inner glow

Step 31

Add a Color Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Color
  • Pick the color #fee691
  • Opacity: 100%
Add a color overlay

Step 32

Add a Gradient Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Check the Dither box
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Style: Reflected
  • Angle: 90°
  • Scale: 150%
  • Click on the Gradient and select the previously saved gradient from Presets.

Hit OK to apply all of the changes.

Add a gradient overlay

Step 33

Right click on the Gold copy 95 layer and select Copy Layer Style, and then Shift-left click the layer Gold copy 100. While all of these layers are selected, right click on any of these layers and select Paste Layer Style.

Copy and paste layer style
Applied layer styles

Step 34

Close the Effect 7 group and collapse the Effect 8 group. Select the layer Gold copy 101 and Double-click the layer to apply the following layer style:

Add an Inner Glow with these settings:

  • Blend  Mode: Linear Burn
  • Opacity: 22%
  • Pick the color #000000
  • Technique: Precise
  • Source: Edge
  • Choke: 100%
  • Size: 136 px
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
Add an inner glow

Step 35

Add a Color Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Color
  • Pick the color #fee691
  • Opacity: 100%
Add a color overlay

Step 36

Add a Gradient Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Check the Dither box
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Style: Reflected
  • Angle: 90°
  • Scale: 150%
  • Click on the Gradient and select the previously saved gradient from Presets.

Hit OK to apply all of the changes.

Add a gradient overlay

Step 37

Right click with your mouse on the Gold copy 101 layer and select Copy Layer Style, and then Shift-left click the layer Gold copy 105. While all of these layers are selected, right click on any of these layers and select Paste Layer Style.

Copy and paste layer style
Applied layer styles

6. Create Shadows

Step 1

Select the layer Shadow and hit Control-J on your keyboard twice to make two duplicates of this layer.

Duplicate shadow layer

Step 2

Select the layer Shadow and hit Control-T, and then add 20 px to the horizontal position X: and also add 30 px to the vertical position Y: The position values shown in the picture below may be different from yours.

Hit Enter to apply the changes.

Move shadow layer

Step 3

Double-click the layer Shadow to apply the following layer style:

Change the Blending Options with these settings:

  • Opacity: 35%
Change the blending options

Step 4

Add a Color Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Pick the color #312000
  • Opacity: 100%
Add a color overlay

Step 5

Add a Drop Shadow with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Multiply
  • Pick the color #010101
  • Opacity: 75%
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box before setting an Angle: 120°
  • Distance: 17 px
  • Spread: 0%
  • Size: 5 px

Hit OK to apply all changes.

Add a drop shadow

Step 6

Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur, set the Radius to 4.3 pixels, and hit OK.

Add the gaussian blur

Step 7

Go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur, set the Angle: -60° and Distance: 97 pixels, and then hit OK.

Add the motion blur
Added shadow

Step 8

Select layer Shadow copy and Double-click the layer to apply the following layer style:

Change the Blending Options with these settings:

  • Fill Opacity: 0%
Change the blending options

Step 9

Add a Drop Shadow with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Burn
  • Pick the color #000000
  • Opacity: 47%
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box before setting an Angle: 124°
  • Distance: 0 px
  • Spread: 50%
  • Size: 2 px

Hit OK to apply all changes.

Add a drop shadow
Added shadow

Step 10

Select layer Shadow copy 2 and Double-click the layer to apply the following layer style:

Change the Blending Options with these settings:

  • Opacity: 50%
  • Fill Opacity: 0%
Change the blending options

Step 11

Add a Color Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Pick the color #000000
  • Opacity: 100%
Add a color overlay

Step 12

Add a Drop Shadow with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Burn
  • Pick the color #000000
  • Opacity: 11%
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box before setting an Angle: 45°
  • Distance: 87 px
  • Spread: 0%
  • Size: 79 px

Hit OK to apply all changes.

Add a drop shadow

Step 13

Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur, set the Radius to 16.8 pixels, and hit OK.

Add the gaussian blur

Step 14

For better clarity we will group all of the shadow layers. Select layer Shadow copy 2, and then Shift-right click the Shadow layer and hit Control-G on your keyboard to make a group of layers.

Group shadow layers

Congratulations! You Are Done

In this tutorial we learned how to make a 3D black and gold text and logo mockup using a smart object and the layer styles.

We started by creating the smart object, and then we created the shrinking action. After that, we added multiple layers to create the 3D effect and also added the layer styles. Finally, we added some shadows.

Final result

From now on, you can change the content from the BLACK GOLD title to any other text, shape, or vector. To change the content, right click the Gold layer and select Edit contents. When you are done editing the content, close the .psb document and hit Yes to apply the changes.

You can use a vector logo instead of the text. In the example below, I've changed the content to the Phoenix Logo which is also a part of my portfolio on Envato Market.

Phoenix logo example
Phoenix Logo Template

This mockup we just created is a part of 3D Gold Text Mockups.

Mock up
3D Gold Text Mockups
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