how do you make gold polka dots in photoshop?

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Posted 1/11/2013 by NDouglass in Digital Scrapbooking


PeaNut 179,165
November 2004
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Layouts: 1
Loc: Oregon

Posted: 1/11/2013 12:44:27 PM
Hi all,

I am trying to make gold polka dots and they are not turning out like I want them to. Does anyone know how to do this? I have attached a website with a sample of what I am trying to do. Please help!



PeaNut 307,816
April 2007
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Loc: So Cal Gal Living in NJ

Posted: 1/11/2013 5:36:07 PM
I'm going to make a big guess that these are REAL gold polka dots. In other words, someone took a photo of some polka dot paper that had gold foil dots on it. The big clue is that all of the dots look different because of the way the light is hitting it. Most likely, a Photoshop creation would have all the gold dots looking the same.

However, there are ways to create metallic looking gold on a layout or design... you will either have to create your own gold, or download a gold style from the internet. You can Google "Free Photoshop Style Gold", and you'll get a bunch. You'll have to download them, load them and try them out. Many, if not almost all of them, have a bevel, drop shadow, etc on them. You may have to eliminate that feature.

If you are an expert Photoshopper, this will be a snap, if you are a beginner, you will either have to patiently wait for me, or someone else to help you, or you'll have to find a tutorial that will help. It might, or might not be that hard, depending on your Photoshop experience and skills.

2Ps Digital Creative Team

PeaNut 242,431
January 2006
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Loc: Los Angeles

Posted: 1/11/2013 6:50:33 PM
You could try a glitter style like this one, and then turn it down a little to make it more flat, like your sample. HTH!

Dianne's little buddies glitter

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