Now you can have that power – without the donkey ears.
This is a tutorial on turning objects into gold with Photoshop. I find this works better on smooth, shiny, or artificial items – although this can be applied to living things the effect is not as convincing.
First, get an image that contains and object you would like to turn into gold. King Midas, who had the Golden Touch, was dismayed to find that although he was now rich beyond his wildest dreams, he was unable to eat. All of his food turned to gold when it touched his lips. So, let’s make some golden foodstuffs. I’ve used a stack of apples.
Now we have to select the object we want to turn into gold. Since the apple is quite round, I’m going to use the Pen Tool, and then change the path into a selection. You can extract your object in a different way – perhaps with the Extraction Filter or the Polygonal Lasso Tool.
Alright, we’re going to adjust the gold by hand to make it really stand out. Grab the Burn Tool. Set it to a soft brush and adjust the exposure if you wish.