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How to create random noise / pixels in Photoshop tutorial

A quick guide to creating random noise in Photoshop CC 2017 2015 CS6 etc using different small pixel designs. Create totally unique random noise and grain pixels tutorial

Create random noise / pixels

how to create random noise / grain / pixels in Photoshop tutorial
  1. New document (10 pixels x 10 pixels say)

  2. Ellipse tool in Photoshop toolbar for the random noise pattern source (or rectangle or small star etc)

  3. Set color to red (or any other color)

  4. Set option to shape layer

  5. Create small shape

  6. Delete background via layers panel

  7. Edit menu

  8. Define pattern (for the random noise / pixels)

  9. New document such as 1000 x 1000

  10. Edit menu

  11. Fill (custom pattern, script ON and 'random fill')

  12. Select the small previously created pattern in Photoshop

  13. OK

  14. Set the density to a high, scale to 1 etc

  15. Set brightness and saturation settings as required

  16. OK

  17. You can also then apply blurs and other effects such as oil paint or camera raw etc

You now a have a quick noise pattern. The above uses a small shape such as a circle or rectangle but you could just as easily used a very small image as the source pattern. Or perhaps use a small gradient as the random noise source

  1. Open an image for use as the random noise source

  2. Image menu

  3. Image size

  4. 5 x 5 pixels say

  5. Edit menu

  6. Define pattern

  7. New document (1000 x 1000 etc)

  8. Edit menu

  9. Fill (custom pattern etc as before and the random fill)

  10. As before


Vector tools to buy and use to create random noise

1. Vintage type font shapes for use in random noise



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