Posts Tagged ‘Gold’

Stop Worrying About the New Google Maps; These URL Parameters Are Gold

July 2, 2014  |  SEO  |  , , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by David-Mihm I suspect I’m not alone in saying: I’ve never been a fan of the New Google Maps. In the interstitial weeks between that tweet and today, Google has made some noticeable improvements. But the user experience still lags in many ways relative to the classic version (chief among them: speed). Google’s invested so heavily in this product, though, that there’s no turning back at this point. We as marketers need to come to terms with a product that will drive an increasing number of search results in the future. Somewhat inspired by this excellent Pete Wailes post from many years...

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Create an Easy Realistic Gold Text Effect in Photoshop

January 21, 2014  |  Photoshop  |  , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Photoshop layer styles are very versatile in nature. They are also a great time saver and offer a lot of flexibility during editing and reuse. Popular layer styles like glass, chrome and gold are very much in demand in every day Photoshop work. In this tutorial we will explore an easy, but realistic Gold Text Effect in Photoshop. Once you are done, you can use this style in your other projects also by simply copying and pasting. So, let’s get started! Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Estimated Completion Time: 40 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Step...

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The Next Domain Gold Rush: What You Need to Know

December 13, 2013  |  SEO  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Posted by Dr-Pete In late 2012 and early 2013, companies were allowed, for the first time, to apply for new TLDs (Top-Level Domains). There was a lot of press about big companies buying swaths of TLDs â?? for example, Google bought .google, .docs, .youtube, and many more. The rest of us heard the price tag â?? a cool 5,000 â?? and simply wrote this off as an interesting anecdote. What you may not realize is that there's a phase two, and it's relevant to everyone who owns a website (below: 544 new TLDs...

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Create an Advanced Eroded Gold Effect in Photoshop

July 30, 2013  |  Photoshop  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

In this tutorial we will explore how to create a realistic eroded gold effect from a custom bump map. You will learn bump map creation techniques as well as how to distort any surface effectively with that bump map. Then you will combine Layer Style with it to create a 3d look. Then we will add a custom lens flare, glow, streaks and other details to achieve the final look. You will also master the Lighting Effects Filter as well as various tips and tricks and much more! Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe...

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Create a Sparkling Diamond and Gold Text Effect Using Filter Forge and Photoshop

January 7, 2013  |  Photoshop  |  , , , , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

In this tutorial, we will explain how to use Filter Forge and Photoshop to create a glamorous, sparkling, diamond and gold text effect. Let’s get started!Tutorial AssetsThe following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.CORPOREA Font.Crystal by Anna Klishina.Gradient-shapes for Photoshop by ilnanny.Sparklies Photoshop Brushes by redheadstock.Downloading Filter Forge and the Filters usedFirst, you need to download Filter Forge from the plugin’s website. Once you download it, run the installation package, and that’s it! It will be added inside Photoshop under the Filter menu. Super easy to install.To launch the plugin and start adding some filters, go to...

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