Create text from marble in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to cut text from a shape, and then using layer styles and several textures to give it a grunge look of marble.

The final result:

Create patterns and load contours.

Before we get started, open Photoshop. Now open the Noise texture and the Marble texture that you downloaded at the beginning of this lesson, for each texture apply the following action Editing – Define a pattern (Edit> Define Pattern), and then press the ‘OK’ button. When done, close the textures without saving.

You may also need to load outlines that we use in layer styles. For this we go Editing – Manage Sets (Edit> Presets> Preset Manager) and in the set management window that appears, select the option Contours (Contours) from the dropdown menu Type of set (Preset Type).

Click on the small triangle in the upper right corner and in the drop-down menu, select the option Contours (Contours).

Press the button To add (Append) to add new contours to existing ones, then click Is done (Done).

Step 1

Let’s go File – New (File> New) to create a new working document with the following dimensions 1250 × 700 px, press the ‘OK’ button. Next, go File – Open (File> Open) and in the navigation window that appears, select an image with a Wall texture, and then click Open (Open). Choose a tool Move (Move tool (V)), press and hold the (Shift) key and then move the texture to our working document, placing it on top of the layer with Background (Background layer) (the Shift key will help to put the texture in the center of the layer with the background). Next, we will mix the texture layer with the background layer, for this we go Layer – Flatten (Layer> Flatten Image).

Click icon Create a new adjustment or fill layer (Create New Adjustment Layer) (half / white circle) at the bottom of the layers panel and in the menu that appears, select the option Color tone / Saturation (Hue / Saturation). In the settings panel of this adjustment layer Properties (Properties), Window – Properties (Window> Properties), set the value Color tone (Hue) to +45, and the value Saturation (Saturation) -50, and Brightness (Lightness) at -50. So we created a dark emerald green background.

Open the original image with a cracked texture, and then use the tool Move (Move tool (V)) move the texture onto our working paper, placing it on top of the adjustment layer. Change the blending mode for this texture layer to Multiplication (Multiply), and then press the keys (Ctrl-T) to select the mode Free transformation (Free Transform). Apply scaling and the desired location if necessary, press (Enter) to confirm the changes.

Step 2

Choose a tool Rounded Rectangle (Rounded Rectangle tool) (this tool is located below the tool Rectangle (Rectangle tool [U])), and then in the control panel of this tool, set the mode to Figure (Shape), color Fillings (Fill) white, Radius (Radius) 2 px. Create a rounded rectangle in the center of the working paper.

Double-click on the layer with the rounded rectangle to apply the following layer styles:

Choose a layer style Stamping (Bevel and Emboss). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • Method (Technique): Tough faceting (Chisel Hard)
  • The size (Size): 1
  • Circuit gloss (Gloss Contour): Cove – Deep
  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing (Anti-aliased)
  • Backlight mode (Highlight Mode): Soft light (Soft Light), color # 575757
  • Shadow mode (Shadow Mode): Linear dimmer (Linear Burn), color # 444444

Do not close the layer style window yet.

Add a layer style Circuit (Contour) with the following settings:

  • Circuit (Contour) Shallow Slope – Valley
  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing (Anti-aliased)
  • Range (Range) 35%.

Add a layer style Texture (Texture) with the following settings:

  • Pattern (Pattern) Noise (choose the pattern you created at the beginning of this lesson)
  • Depth (Depth) + 1000%.

Add a layer style Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay). Set the following settings:

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Darkening basics (Color burn)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 60%

Click on the gradient scale to open the window. Gradient editor (Gradient Editor). Set the gradient colors as follows: # 35515c on the left and # bcb086 on the right and press the ‘OK’ button again to close the window Gradient editor (Gradient Editor).

Add a layer style Pattern overlay (Pattern Overlay). Set the following settings:

  • Pattern (Pattern) select the marble pattern we created at the beginning of this tutorial (it should be the last one in the list of patterns).

Add a layer style Shadow (Drop Shadow). Set the following settings:

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Darkening basics (Color burn)
  • Bias (Distance): 9
  • The size (Size): 16

Click the ‘OK’ button to close the style window.

So, we created a marble block.

Step 3

Press the ‘D’ key to set the foreground color to black. Choose a tool Horizontal text (Type tool (T)), while holding the Shift key, click on the document, and then type the text “DELETE’ in capital letters using the Titillium Bold font, or any other font you like. (Note: the Shift key will not allow the tool Horizontal text (Type tool (T)) add text to the path along the layer with the shape). Font size 200 pt, in the settings panel Symbol (Character) Window – Symbol (Window> Character), set Tracking (tracking) at 150.

Right-click on the layer with the text and in the appeared window select the option Convert to curves (Convert to Shape).

Move the text layer down, placing it below the rounded rectangle layer, then hold down the Shift key and click on the rectangle layer to select both layers.

Choose a tool Arrow (Direct Selection tool) (this tool is located below the tool Outline selection (Path Selection tool [A])), then, select the entire rectangle shape completely.

In the middle of the control panel, click on the icon. Work with contours (Path Operations) and in the menu that appears, select the option Subtract the area of ​​intersection of the figures (Exclude Overlapping Shapes).

Next, go Layer – Merge Layers (Layer> Merge Shapes (Ctrl + E)). Thus, we will combine both figures and cut out the text from a rectangular marble block.

Step 4

Click icon Create a new adjustment or fill layer (Create New Adjustment Layer) at the bottom of the layers panel and in the appeared menu select the option Gradient map (Gradient Map).

In the settings panel of this adjustment layer Properties (Properties), click on the gradient scale to open the window Gradient editor (Gradient Editor). Set the following colors of the # ab82bc gradient on the left and # fdea72 on the right, click the ‘OK’ button to close the color palette window, and then click the ‘OK’ button again to close the window Gradient editor (Gradient Editor). Change the blending mode for this adjustment layer to Multiplication (Multiply) and also reduce Opacity (Opacity) layer up to 25%.

Move to the topmost layer, and then press the keys (Shift + Alt + Ctrl + E) to merge all the visible layers into one layer, keeping the original layers intact. Double click on the layer name to give another name. Final (Final).

Next, go Filter – Convert to Smart Filters (Filter> Convert for Smart Filters) to convert a layer to a smart object, and then go Filter – Rendering – Lighting Effects (Filter> Render> Lighting Effects). Converting a layer into a smart filter will allow you to correct light effects after applying the filter.

Apply the following settings in the panel Properties (Properties):

  • Colour (Color): RGB (246, 242, 234)
  • Toning (Colorize): RGB (247, 240, 223)
  • Intensity (Intensity): 25,
  • Centre illumination (Hotspot): 33
  • Exposition (Exposure): -15,
  • Gloss (Gloss): -100,
  • Metal (Metallic): -50,
  • Wednesday (Ambience): 50.

By pulling reference points, you can scale, shift and rotate the lighting effects. Click the ‘OK’ button to apply the filter. Lighting will add a simple and beautiful touch to the final result.

You can see the final result in the screenshot below. Layer styles and lighting effects are a great way to create interesting effects. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and it was useful for you.

The final result:

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