Learn to Create Marble Text Effect

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This tutorial explains how to use Photoshop layer styles and Filters to create a nice marble text effect.

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Step 1

Fill the Background with the color #534d39. Place Marble Stone Texture Stock on top of the Background, and change its Blend Mode to Multiply.

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Create the text using the color #b0ac97. The font used is Wrexham Script and the size is 377px. Duplicate the text layer to create two copies, and change the Fill value of the copy layer to 0.

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Step 2

Double click on the original text layer to apply the following styles:
- Drop Shadow: Change the color to #585858, the Distance to 6 and the Size to 10.

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- Inner Shadow: Change the color to #908c78, the Size to 13, and the Contour to Half Round.

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- Inner Glow: Change the Blend Mode to Linear Light, the color to #afafac, the Technique to Precise, and the Size to 10.

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- Bevel and Emboss: Change the Depth to 300, the Size to 12, the Soften to 3, and the Shadow Mode color to #6e6b5e.

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This is what the text should look like:

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Step 3

Now, we are going to add a glass effect to the copy text layer (the text layer on the top), so double click it, and add a Bevel and Emboss effect. Change the Depth to 250 and the Size to 7. Un-check the Use Global Light box, and change the Angle to 100 and the Altitude to 60. Also, check the Anti-aliased box for a smooth result, change the Highlight Mode Opacity value to 80%, and the Shadow Mode color to #d9d9d9.

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This is what you will get.

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Step 4

Create a new layer between the two text layers and call it “texture”.

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Press the Ctrl/Command key, and click on a text layer thumbnail (icon) to create a selection.

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Set the Foreground color to #a77d31, and the Background color to #fff8de. Fill the selection with the Foreground color on texture layer.

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Press Ctrl/Command + D to get rid of the selection.

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Step 5

Now, we are going to use some filters to create the Marble texture. Start with Filter > Artistic > Sponge. Change the Brush Size to 2, the Definition to 25, and the Smoothness to 5.

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Go to Filter > Sketch > Chalk and Charcoal. Change the Charcoal Area to 7, the Chalk area to 10, and the Stroke Pressure to 1.

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Go to Filter > Artistic > Plastic Wrap. Change the Highlight Strength to 17, the Detail to 14, and the Smoothness to 5.

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Finally, go to Filter > Artistic > Film Grain. Change the Grain to 10, the Highlight Area to 15, and the Intensity to 10.

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Step 6

Change the “texture” layer’s Blend Mode to Multiply.

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Go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation, and change the Saturation value to -80.

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Final Image

And this is the final effect.

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19 Responses

  1. gun says:

    …thank you so much it’s really awesome..,useful for me,great !!!!

  2. Geo Imrie says:

    tidy, concise and to the point. Highly commended (and will be long recommended!!)

  3. marsa says:

    I use Filter > Sketch > Chalk and Charcoal but it doesnot create the same effect as shown above. Please help me.

    • Rose says:

      Hello marsa,
      Did you make sure the Foreground and Background colors are as the same as in the tutorial? Did you make sure that all the filter values are the same as well?

  4. nilofer says:

    thank u so much… it was a beautiful learning experience <3

  5. Sor says:

    Wow it is a fantastic one thank U so much

  6. junaid says:

    thanks for the great tutorial rose:)

    here’s my final result
    http://i53.tinypic.com/2v1w2zn.jpg

  7. BiRju says:

    very good tut and nice style

  8. Rose says:

    Thank you all for the kind comments :)

  9. shital patel says:

    Its fab,thank u so much

  10. Shaniqua says:

    what photoshop do you have to use?

  11. javaid rabbani says:

    Very Helpful Tips. Thank you very much.

  12. ivdeqnova says:

    Very easy, but really great effect, thank you!

    Here is my result:

    http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm106/almavez/alma/tutorials/MarbleText.jpg

  13. mohit says:

    superb job

  14. pallavi says:

    Wow nice creativity

  15. amy says:

    thank you !!!! :) very pretty !!!!!

  16. Yash says:

    Nice job :-) Thank you

  17. krisna says:

    Its nice and the tutorial very helpful
    Thank you