Cut stone text in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create text from a stone in Photoshop using filters and layer styles.

OK. Let’s get started!

Final result

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Step 1

Create a new document 1024 x 768 px. Let’s start by creating Radial gradient (Radial Gradient). Set the foreground color to # 265649, and the background color to # 322d2f.

Type text. The text color is # 7b7b7b. Aller Display text font, size 300 px.

Step 2

Double click on the text layer. In the window that appears, apply the following layer styles:

Shadow (Drop Shadow):

Color classification: # 686868

Inner shadow (Inner Shadow):

Color classification: # 737373
Bias (Distance): 0
The size (Size): 10

Stamping(Bevel and Emboss):

Method(Technique): Tough faceting(Chisel Hard)
Depth(Depth): 150
The size(Size): 27
Uncheck the box Global coverage (Global Light)
Angle (Angle): 90
Height (Altitude): 30
Gloss contour (Gloss Contour): Gaussian
Tick ​​in the box Smoothing (Anti-aliased)
Mode backlight(Highlight Mode): Soft shine(Soft Light)
Color classification: # e4e2d9
Mode the shadows(Shadow Mode) – Color: # 7b7b7b


Pattern(Pattern): Rusty metal(Rusted Metal)
Scale(Scale): 250%
Depth(Depth): 20%

The text should be as in the screenshot below.

Step 3

Create a new layer on top of all layers. Name this layer ‘texture’. Hold down (Ctrl) + click on the thumbnail of the text layer to load the active selection.

Set the foreground color to #dadada, and the background color to # 7d582e, then go Filter – Rendering – Clouds (Filter> Render> Clouds). Press the keys (Ctrl + D) to cancel the active selection.

Let’s go Filter – Texture – Craquelure(Filter> Texture> Craquelure). Set the following settings:

Intervals (Crack Spacing) 16
Crack depth (Crack Depth) 2
Illumination (Crack Brightness) 0.

Next, go Filter – Strokes – Airbrush(Filter> Brush Strokes> Sprayed Strokes). Set the following settings:

Stroke length (Stroke Length) 20
Spray Radius (Spray Radius) 9
Direction strokes(Stroke Direction) Horizontally(Horizontal).

Step 4

Next, change the blending mode for the ‘texture’ layer to Overlap (Overlay) and also reduce the value Fillings (Fill) up to 80%.

Let’s go Image – Correction – Levels (Image> Adjustments> Levels), set the value Shadows (Shadows) at 15, and the value Gammas (Gamma) at 0.80.

This will darken the color a bit.

Step 5

Open the grunge texture, then go Image – Correction – Hue / Saturation (Image> Adjustments> Hue / Saturation). Reduce value Color tone (Hue) to -40, and the value Brightness (Lightness) to -10.

Move the grunge texture to our working paper, placing it on top of the layer with the background. You can, at your discretion, rotate this texture or apply scaling, then change the blending mode for this layer with the grunge texture to Overlap (Overlay).

Step 6

Go to the ‘texture’ layer, then add a new adjustment layer Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation) on top of all layers.

Set the value Color tone (Hue) to 3, and the value Saturation (Saturation) at -10. So we soften the colors a bit.

Next, add another adjustment layer. Photo Filter (Photo Filter) on top of all layers.

In dropdown menu Filter (Filter), select the Deep Yellow filter, and also set the value Density (Density) at 20, or select any other value at your discretion.

Adjustment layers give a beautiful color cast to the final image.

Step 7

This step is selective, however, it helps to add more texture to the final effect. To do this, go back to the ‘texture’ layer and then go Filter – Noise – Add Noise (Filter> Noise> Add Noise). Set the amount of noise to 7, Distribution (Distribution) Uniform (Uniform), and also put a tick in the box Monochrome (Monochromatic).

You can also darken parts of the text with the tool. Dimmer (Burn Tool) to add depth.

The final result:

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