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How To Create a Marble Background in Photoshop CC
This might be a shocker, but I, like most bloggers, am kind of obsessed with all things marble. I occasionally love to use a marble background in my photos, but mostly love using it as an accent because I think it looks very beautiful and luxurious.
Since I have both Photoshop and Illustrator, and I’ve been dabbling with graphic design on the side, I thought I’d share with you all how to create a marble background in Photoshop CC. It’s super easy and looks beautiful if you want to create a Pinterest pin or any type of background really!
Step 1: File > New. Create a new document, and make sure your background is set to white. Also make sure your colors are set to default by pressing “d” on your keyboard.
Step 2: Filter > Render > Difference Clouds to make your document look cloudy. Do this step a couple times. (If you want the veins to have colors, change the foreground color each time you add a Difference Cloud. If you want it to be a gray/white marble, keep the default colors).
Step 3: Image > Adjustments > Equalize to really make the white and black pop.
Step 4: Image > Adjustment > Levels and play around with the input and output levels to lighten up the image and make the veins more vein like.
Step 5: Duplicate your layer (Command j on MAC)
Step 6: Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal — the new duplicate layer that’s on top
Step 7: Change the top layer’s blend mode to Color Burn. This darkens up the veins a little, and set the opacity between 50-60 to soften it up a little.
Step 8: Duplicate the top layer again.
Step 9: Change the blend mode of the new top layer to Lighten and set the opacity between 50 and 60 again.
And that’s it. You have a marble background! Super easy, eh? Remember, your marble background will look different depending on how many times you applied “Difference Cloud” in step 2.
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