126 Free Downloadable Gold Layer Styles for Photoshop

Free ASL Files for Creating Gold Styles in Adobe Photoshop

Applying a gold style to a Photoshop layer is the easiest way to give your text or images a gold look, and there are plenty of free gold styles to choose from.

Layer styles make it really easy to apply a set of styles to a Photoshop layer with one click, to instantly apply specific color overlay settings, shadowing, stroke, and more. These settings were created by someone else but can be used in your Photoshop program in seconds.

How to Use Thes Gold Layer Styles

DeviantArt is a great resource for free gold layer styles for Photoshop. On each of the download pages below, use the Download link to the right of the preview image to save the gold layer style to your computer.

Some of these gold layer styles download in an archive (like ZIP or RAR) that you must extract the ASL file from. You can use a program like 7-Zip to do that.

If you're not sure how to use styles in Photoshop, see How to Open an ASL File for help, which explains how to import the style (ASL file) into Adobe Photoshop. It involves using the Styles palette from the Window > Styles menu.

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80 Gold Layer Styles for Photoshop From jen-ni at DeviantArt

Screenshot of a Photoshop gold layer style used on the word 'gold'

With this layer style pack from jen-ni at DeviantArt, you'll get a huge variety of shiny and glittery layer styles. Most of these styles are gold in color but others are silver and even black. Some even have a pop-out 3D effect.

This free gold layer style pack includes 80 styles that will all be imported into Photoshop when you open the ASL file - there's just one file that includes all 80. After you extract the contents of the RAR file, open the "Gold.asl" file in Photoshop to use these gold layer styles.

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8 Photoshop Gold Layer Styles from DiZa-74 via DeviantArt

Screenshot of a Photoshop gold layer style used on the word 'gold'

This collection of gold layer styles from DeviantArt's DiZa-74 might be small but it's definitely a nice pack to have.

These layer styles are bit darker than the ones from jen-ni but they're perfect for projects that require that look and feel. These styles also have more of a simple look to them - there isn't a 3D feel to these styles.

These styles are contained in a RAR archive file. Extract the ASL from it to use it with Photoshop. There's also a PSD file in this download but it's really only useful as a preview for the styles.

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2 Gold Layer Styles for Photoshop From mildak at DeviantArt

Screenshot of a gold layer style used in Photoshop around the word 'gold'

These gold-themed layer styles are also from DeviantArt, from the user mildak. They closely resemble the effect shown in the image at the top of this page but do have a few differences.

These will fill your text with a style that makes it look like the text is really made of gold, along with a gold plate surrounding the outside edges. One of the styles is shinier around the edges, but otherwise, they're basically the same.

Open the ZIP archive to get this ASL file.

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35 Photoshop Gold Layer Styles From Andrei-Oprinca at DeviantArt

Screenshot of a gold layer style in Photoshop that's used on the word 'gold'

This DeviantArt user has 35 free layer styles that mix traditional gold themes with new ones that will definitely give you some variety when compared to the other styles on this page.

Many of these gold layer styles have fun patterns to put a spin on the "regular" gold theme you might be thinking of, like faded and worn-out looks. However, there are some standard gold layer styles here too that are simply solid yellow or shiny.

A single ASL file is stored within the RAR file you can download from DeviantArt.

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1 Photoshop Gold Layer Style From CorouD at DeviantArt

Screenshot of the word 'gold' used with a gold layer style in Photoshop

There's only one gold layer style in this download but it provides a really nice gradient for a solid, consistent look throughout your text.

It's recommended to use larger text with this style, and as you can see here, it does look great.

Open the downloaded RAR file to find the ASL file you can import into Photoshop.