Used a tutorial from Creative Photoshop magazine and turned it into an action, figured I might as well share it. I am not republishing the article or any part of it so it doesn't breech Australian Copyright
If you use, please credit. (It is my first DA action, so go easy on me and also let me know if I saved it wrong and it doesn't work!)
Created in CS3.
To use it (once you have loaded it into PS) create the text you want to make gold (it would probably work on images and shapes, but I haven't tried it, let me know if you do!!!) and once you have the text the size you want (the magazine recommends chunky looking fonts, and to make them large. I also recommend you make the resolution on your image 300ppi, worked better for me) click the accept changes tick, then while the text layer is still selected, run the action.
It is a really simple action, more like a bunch of settings which were easier to save as an action because there were so many little changes and it is easier than doing a tut (and safer for copyright reasons).