Hey, there are. Mercedes here from pretty Webbs calm. And I’ve got another tutorial inside a Photoshop for you. Today this time we’re going to be making a marble texture from scratch. Our end product is going to look something like this, and I’ll also show you how to create just a simple marble effect and how to do colored marble as well. So let’s get started, alright? The first thing you need to do is open up. Photoshop and create a new document for our example, we’re going to be using a 1200 by 1200 pixel canvas in portrait mode, with a resolution of 72 pixels per inch in RGB color mode. And if you’re printing this, make sure that you’re using a higher resolution, 300 pixels per inch and CMYK color are pretty standard for print, but again check with your printer to get the exact requirements for them. Okay, so we’re working with a brand new document with a white background, okay. The first thing that we’re gonna do is unlock our background layer and all you have to do is click on the little lock right there, and that’ll unlock the layer for you, and then we’re gonna set our colors to default and you do that here. With this little icon right above your color, your foreground and background colors. The first thing we’re gonna do is go to the filters tab. We’re gonna go to render and we’re gonna choose difference. Clouds for this one. Now you’re gonna see this kind of cloudy effect. Okay, now we’re gonna go back in and apply that same difference. Clouds filter one more time. So anytime you apply a filter. The last filter that you used is going to be right here at the top, so we’re just going to go ahead and apply it one more time, and you can apply that filter as many times you need until you get the desired effect for us. What we’re looking for? Is this veining quality? So you’ll start to see it like a distinct line, our veining coming through inside the clouds. That’s what we’re looking for so. I’m gonna stop here, but again you can do this as many times as you like to get a more unique look for your projects. Once we have something that we’re happy with, we’re gonna come up here to image and we’re gonna go to adjustments and all the way down to equalize. So this is just going to give you a higher contrast between your darks and your lights. So you’ll have clear clear black and white, but mainly we’re just trying to achieve a stronger contrast between the light and the dark to achieve an even stronger contrast. We’re gonna go back in to image adjustment and we’re going to adjust the levels as well now. I’m gonna bring it up to about here and you see how you start to get a very distinct line here. That’s what we’re looking for. I still like to see the clouds in there, so I’m not going to take it. I’m not gonna take the contrast up all the way up here. I’m gonna leave mine down here. That is just a preference, but if you want it to be a cleaner veining, then definitely take it up a little bit more and then. I’m gonna click, OK? Now we’re gonna and duplicate that layer The way I do, it is. I’ll hold down the option or Alt key. Just drag that layer down one. So when you see, you’ll see the little arrows, come up and you just drag it down and it’ll duplicate the layer. You can also come here to layers at the top and then just duplicate layer as well or you can just right-click on the layer and duplicate layer there were gonna make some adjustments to this top layer. The first thing we’re gonna do is change the mode of the layer, so we’re gonna change it from normal to screen, and then we’ve got something like this. Now we’re getting a very, very distinct veining, and that’s not what we want. That’s not what marble looks like, naturally, so what we’re gonna do is with that top layer selected we’re gonna go to edit transform and we’re going to rotate the image just to break up some of the veining there. So now you’ve got something that looks very much like marble. We’re going to take it a little bit Further. Grab both layers and then. I’m gonna right, click and then choose merged layers. So now I have just one layer now. This is going to be our base layer now from this base layer. There are several things that you can do to customize your marble texture. Even further, your first option would be to change the colors of your veining by creating a new fill layer. So we’re gonna come down here and choose, okay. I’m gonna choose nice blue color. Maybe a little more green. So this is a good color. Just click, okay, Okay, We’re gonna add another fill layer on top of that another solid, a color fill layer on top of that. And with this one, let’s see well. Get something a little bit darker, click. OK now! Depending on the mode that you use for these fill layers, it’s gonna affect the bottom layer differently, so we’re gonna change. They called the mode of this top gear to screen. Turn that one off now. You can see here that that top layer with the the mode change to screen has changed the color of the veining, so this top layer is going to control the vein color and this is going to control the background color. Okay, so we don’t have this applied yet. I’m going to turn it back on, and we’re going to change the color mode there to multiply. Now you can see how it’s changed and we might want this a little bit lighter. Try to keep your background color, a very light, choose pastel colors, but your background should be a lighter color and your veiny should be a darker color and you can change the colors here just by double clicking inside here, and and you can change the background color and get a completely different effect here. If I’m gonna cancel that, we’ll go ahead and leave it this color now. The second way to change this a little bit is to add a little bit more dimension. Maybe add more of a metallic look now. Doing this is a little bit more complicated, but it’s definitely worth it. It looks really nice. So what we’re gonna do is select this bottom layer, the base layer and with this layer selected. We’re gonna go up to the. Select menu up here and we’re gonna choose color range now, instead of choosing an actual color range. What we’re gonna do is select just the mid-tones you can select highlights, which is gonna get everything that’s very light and you can select shadows, which is gonna get only the very darkest parts here, but I’m looking for something in between. I’d like to still be able to see the very darkest parts. I think it’s gonna give it a lot more dimension, so we’re gonna stick with mid-tones and I’m gonna click. Okay, So now we have a selection on our bottom base layer and we’re gonna add a new layer. You can do that by coming down to the bottom and just clicking on this little paper icon down there now. What we’ve got right here is a blank layer inside that blank layer. We’re gonna add some color, but because we have all of this selected. It’s the program is only gonna add a color to that selection, which is exactly what we want. So with this layer selected, we’re going to click command or ctrl on your keyboard and backspace or delete so on on a Mac, it will be command, delete and on a PC. It will be ctrl backspace. Click command D to deselect that. Okay, so this doesn’t look very good right now, but what we’re going to do is add another texture inside of this. We’re going to be using the gold specs that we created in our gold textures video. So if you’d like to see how to create this gold, you can definitely check out that video as well. We’re gonna go to file place embedded, and I’m gonna grab my gold. I could put it here on the desktop there. It is let me turn off this color so that we can see it. So now what? I’ve got is an image laid over top of my texture, and I want to add it to this image right here, so I’m going to quote, I’m going to turn this off so that you can see, and it’s kind of hard to tell you may not be able to see it on the screen, But in fact, what I’m going to do is select it again. I’m gonna change the color to black, just so that you can see it just a little bit more, but this is this was the selection that we made and we created a whole new layer for it. Now, with this image that we placed on the top, we’re gonna hold down the option or Alt key on the keyboard. And when you see that little arrow, that’s gonna create a clipping mask once you click on your mouse button, so just click on the mouse button and that just created a whole bunch of gold flake. So now what you’ve got is a marble image with a nice gold flake dimension in there, and it looks absolutely beautiful. You can we’re gonna grab this veining, and we’re gonna put it on our base layer and say you’ve got that nice blue, but it’s not going to affect this gold here. Let’s put this also with the base and you can change this to pretty much any color, and if you zoom in a little bit, you can see all of the detail that you get with this style That was creating a marbled text effect in Photoshop from scratch. If you like this marble texture, you can download this one as well. I’m gonna be, I’m gonna have this particular marble texture free for download on my website, so make sure you head on over to pretty webs com to pick that up and don’t forget to hit the like button and subscribe for more design tips for business owners and head over to my website at pretty webs comm for even more tips, resources and free graphics until next time. Thanks for watching.