Making text texture in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will demonstrate the effect of the snowy peaks for creating text in Photoshop. Inspiration came after viewing photos of the mountains.
The result of this lesson should be something like this:

And an alternative option, if you add a little color:

So, let’s begin!

Materials for the lesson:

Create a new document 800 x 800 px. Fill it with black.
Now create lighting for our background. For this we will use the tool Gradient tool (G) (Gradient). In the settings, select Radial gradient (Radial gradient) and follow the steps shown below:

Download the font from the archive and write the desired inscription on the background layer. Resize (if needed) and position (in the center of the canvas) the text.

For the text layer, apply the following settings:

Inner shadow

External glow

Internal glow


Gradient overlay

This is what should happen:

Open the image of the stone.

Then go back to our document and make a selection of the text (for this you need to hold Ctrl and left-click on the text layer on the layers panel:

Then drag the selection to the loaded texture:

Copy and paste the selection onto the text document. Name the new layer: “Texture”. You should see the following:

Copy the “Texture” layer and make it invisible. Return to the original of this layer and apply the following settings. Black and white (Black and white):

Set the blending mode to “Screen“(Lightening).
Turn on hidden texture copy layer and set blending mode “overlay“(Overlap):

The next step we will need to make the snowfields, but if my settings do not seem very realistic to you, you can add your texture and make it better! In this work, it is used picture. Using the method described above, load the text selection. Now we need to take a step that promotes the selection: select Rectangular marquee tool (M) (Oval region), hold down the Alt key and at the same time make a rectangular selection at the bottom of the text. (We would like to keep this part of the rock and leave the top for the snow effect)
Now the selection should look something like this:

Click Alt + Ctrl + D and set 10px feathering selected area. Drag this selection onto the snow image that we loaded, cut and paste the snow back onto our document with the text:

If you think there is not enough snow on the text, you can use Clone stamp tool (S) (Stamp) with a small soft brush for cloning a few more times.

Name this layer “snow texture” and adjust the Curves with the following settings:

In the future, the effect will look like this:

To add a bit more dynamics to the effect, you can simply create a new “snowfall” layer, use 3px for this soft round brush :

Also put a tick in front of the item “Smoothing”. Apply the brush with the resulting settings for the snowfall layer, as shown below:

To add a bit of softness to the falling snow, you can duplicate the “snowfall” layer and apply a filter Gaussian blur(Gaussian blur):

Now the effect will look like this:

OK, that will be enough for this lesson. The author added a few more rocky textures, turned upside down, also made a slight adjustment of tone and saturation, changed the angle of the text.
Here is the final image:

Or an alternative version with a bit of color added:

You can, of course, add more filter effects, or combinations with other textures – it is completely up to you.
Be healthy! All the best!

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