Marble text in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how using Photoshop, layer styles and filters, you can create a beautiful marble text effect.

Materials for the lesson:

Step 1. Create a new document. Fill the background with color # 534d39. Then download the Marble texture and place it in the main document, changing Blend mode layer (blend mode) on Multiplication (Multiply).

Note: The author of textuts did not specify the size of the document image, however, in his lessons, the image size most often uses 1024 * 768 pixels.

Write text using color # b0ac97. The font used in the Wrexham tutorial (which you can download in the Resources section) is 377px. Duplicate the text layer and change the value Fill (Fill) for the copy layer to 0.

Step 2. Double click on the original text layer, apply the following layer styles.
Shadow (Drop Shadow)

Inner shadow (Inner Shadow)

Internal glow (Inner Glow)

Stamping (Bevel and Emboss)

This is what should happen.

Step 3. Now add a glass effect to the copy layer (upper text layer). Double-click the right mouse button to Add layer style (Add a layer style).
Stamping (Bevel and Emboss)

The result should be like this.

Step 4. Create a new layer between the two text layers and name it “Marble”.

Hold key Ctrl + click on the text layer thumbnail to create a selection.

Set foreground color to # a77d31, and background color fff8de. Fill the selection with foreground color on the “Marble” layer.

Now click Ctrl + D, to deselect.

Next we will use filters to create the Marble effect. For starters, let’s go Filter-> Imitation-> Sponge (Filter-> Artistic-> Sponge), change the Brush Size to 2, the Definition on 25, the Smoothness on 5.

Then go to Filter-> Sketch-> Chalk and coal (Filter-> Sketch-> Chalk and Charcoal), change the Coal (Charcoal Area) to 7, the Chalk (Chalk area) to 10, the Press (Stroke Pressure) to 1.

Go to Filter-> Imitation-> Tselofan packaging (Filter-> Artistic-> Plastic Wrap) change the Highlight Strength to 17, the Detail to 14, the Smoothness to 5.

Finally, let’s go to Filter-> Imitation-> Film Grain (Filter-> Artistic-> Film Grain) change the Grain by 10, the Highlight Area by 15, the Intensity by 10.

Step 6. Change Blend mode layer (Blend Mode) “Marble” on Multiplication (Multiply).

And the last thing we have to do is go to Image-> Correction-> Hue / Saturation (Image-> Adjustments-> Hue / Saturatio), and change the Saturation value to -80.

That’s what we did!


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