Marble texture

5. Duplicate the layer (Ctrl-J) or (“Layer” -> “Duplicate Layer”)

6. The duplicate layer should now be selected.
Go to “Image” -> “Adjustments” -> “Levels” and use this settings.

Photoshop levels settings

7. Set the blending mode of the duplicate layer to “Overlay”

8. Create a new layer (Ctrl-Shift-N) or (Layer->New Layer) and fill it with the color you want your marble to be. I used #E1DFF2.
Set the blending mode of this layer to “Linear Burn”

9. Finally select the Bottom layer and change its opacity to 10%.
This will give your marble a slight color variation making it look more realistic.

10. Merge all the layers and you are all done.

Here is my final result
Marble texture made with photoshop

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About Dimitris

My name is Dimitris and I am from Greece. I created this blog as a learning tool for Photoshop both for other but for me as well. I am definitely no Photoshop Guru or a professional graphic designer, I am just an amateur trying to learn as much as I can about Photoshop.

6 Responses to Marble texture

  1. Krishna November 26, 2005 at 12:52 am #

    Nice tutorial, simple liked the results, please try and making a tutorial on 3 shades green marble, search google for green marble and try to make that green marble tutorial.
    thanks for this beautiful tutorial.

  2. +K November 26, 2005 at 5:01 am #

    Wow, looks very similar to the tutorial I wrote about a month ago and submitted to G.T. For some reason he claimed it was too similar to others on the net, and rejected it, but here it is, resurrected on your site. Neat trick mate. :)
    Here’s the original tutorial…

  3. Robert November 26, 2005 at 7:06 am #

    Very nice and simple tutorial.

  4. random person November 26, 2005 at 3:56 pm #

    i recognise this tutorial

    still cool though

  5. Dimitris November 26, 2005 at 4:09 pm #

    Hi, this tutorial uses the same principles as most marble tutorials, however it was not ripped. If you compare it with other marble tutorials you will see that there are distinct differences. For example compared with the tutorial from Kiwireviews:
    1.I don’t invert after Difference clouds.
    2.I use completely different Levels settings.
    3. I duplicate the layer to achieve the color variation of the marble while etc.
    Yes clouds and levels are the basis of both tutorials but even the use of those vary from tutorial to tutorial.

  6. Admin February 28, 2006 at 3:50 am #

    nice tutorial, easy, simple techniques, good results.