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True Gold Text

Greg's Factory Output Vol.IIGreg's Factory Output Vol.II
Greg's Factory Output Vol.IGreg's Factory Output Vol.I

We used Greg's Factory Output Vol.II for this tutorial.
You can also download Greg's Factory Output Vol.I if you like.

Create a new image in 16.7 million colors, Background color white.
Click on the Text Tool (the icon with an A on it), place the cursor in your new image and left click and pick your font and size.
(Here we used a thick font called Impact). Make sure Antialiased and Floating are checked.
Click on Effects || 3D Effects || Cutout.
The settings here should be:
Fill Interior With Color = uncheck this box
Shadow Color = Black
Opacity = 255
Blur = 36
Vertical = 3
Horizontal = 3
Click OK to apply.
You should have something that looks like the following example.

NOTE: DO NOT Deselect the text yet!
Create a custom color for the foreground color:
RGB settings
Red=141
Green=245
Blue=188
Click on Effects || Artistic Effects || Hot Wax Coating and apply.
Now you have a green font.

NOTE: DO NOT Deselect the text yet!
Click on Effects || Plugin Filters || Gregs Factory Output Vol II || PoolShadow.
You can play with the settings until you get the effect you want here. Click OK to apply the filter to your text.
NOTE: DO NOT Deselect the text yet!
Click on Effects || Plugin Filters || Gregs Factory Output Vol II || Colorize.

Set the Blue to 106 and leave the other settings as they are. Click OK to apply.
Deselect the image now. If you plan on giving it a dropshadow or perspective shadow leave it selected.