In this tutorial, I will guide you how to make the marble effect by using Photoshop. This technique is not difficult to do as many people think.
Step 1: Create a new file, 400×400 pixels, use the color picker to choose any color that you like. This will become the color of your marble.
Step 2: Create a new layer, select the color that you pick as foreground color, than use Filter/Render/Clouds , youâ€™ll have something like this:
Step 3: Select Filter/Render/ Lens Flare , and enter the following amount.
You end up with something like this:
Step 4: Select Filter/ Distort/ Polar Coordinates. Then choose â€œPolar to Rectangularâ€
Step 5: Choose Edit/Transform/Flip Vertical – then select Filter > Distort > Polar Condinates , Choose Rectangular to Polar. Youâ€™ll now have the shape of the marble. But it is on the background with the same color so it is quite difficult for you to see.
Step 6: The thing here is to cut the marble out of the background. If you pay a little attention, youâ€™ll easily figure out the centre of the marble. Now choose Elliptical Marquee Tool, hold shift + alt then click and drag from the centre of the marble to where you feel that itâ€™s right. See the below image for reference.
Now hit Shift+Crtl+I to reverse selection, then hit delete. Youâ€™ll have the marble on white background.
Step 7: Now that you have the marble, choose Image/Adjustment/Hue-Saturation, change the Hue amount to get the color you want, finally youâ€™ll have this marble. :D
Good luck and enjoy my tutorial.