I would like to create fancy gold-colored text like what you see in the Star Wars logo in this picture: http://cdn-www.swtor.com/sites/all/themes/swtor/en/assets/newsBackground.jpg
(Specifically, the part that says "Old Republic," not the part that says "Star Wars.")
I understand there's a tool for creating gold text in Gimp, but I don't really like the previews I've seen, the text just doesn't shine or look classy enough. So I've been trying to figure out how they did it for that image. I've tried a gradient fill with just brown and yellow, combined with some lens flare filters or lighting effects, but it just doesn't seem to do the trick. Their logo there really looks like real gold, it has a real, authentic, shiny look to it that I just can't seem to duplicate. So I'm wondering if anyone can help?