I would like to write with golden letters in Inkscape. I've found the Gold gradient, but no gold texture in the filters.

How can I do that?


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gold typically doesn't have texture. I assume you're asking how to make a surface look reflective like Gold. A tutorial on making chrome text (a popular tutorial in a lot of image editing software) should get you there. Just swap the greys of chrome for the yellows of gold:


  • That sounds like an answer to my question, unfortunately the blog that contains the tutorial is restricted so I can't read it...
    – raphink
    Aug 16, 2011 at 5:26
  • Corporate IT blocks it? If so, time to find a new gig. ;) Otherwise, google 'chrome text in inkscape' and you should find some other tutorials.
    – DA01
    Aug 16, 2011 at 14:07
  • No, it's not blocked by any proxies, it's blogger that says I have to be invited to this blog in order to see it. That said, I found another method which says to use the "Chrome" filter in Inkscape. That's fine, but there's no "Gold" filter filter.
    – raphink
    Aug 17, 2011 at 6:12
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    ah, the original blog that hosted that tutorial went away. I have updated the link on inkscapetutorials.wordpress.com to point to an archive.org backup of the tutorial.
    – ryanlerch
    Apr 24, 2014 at 21:49
  • Finally! An Inkscape tutorial site by someone who's actually good at art and design! Jun 1, 2017 at 14:27

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