Noise Background Effect in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Noise background effect is very commonly ‘in’ in the market these days and everyone is liking this effect to adopt and re-use again and again. So, today I am going to post my another tutorial, but this time I change the trend and use very famous product of adobe which is called Photoshop. Today, I will try to teach you how to create noise texture effect in Adobe Photoshop CS5. This is very famous effect used by many famous websites background. I will show you example sites which are using the same effect background. This tutorial requires your proper attention and just 5 minutes.

Noise Background Effect final preview

Before going on, let me show you the final result of this effect and then keep continue.

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Noise Background Effect

5 easy steps to create Noise Background Effect

Step 1:

Lets create a New file (Ctrl+N) and select the file size as much as you want, I personally use (1280px x 800px) for my desktop.

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Step 2:

Well now after creating new layer, your next move is to create another layer (Shift+Ctrl+N) or just simply click on the icon as you can see in the following image and rename (Colored Background) the layer by double clicking on the layer. Now change the default color to #142E51.

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Step 3:

Now select Paint Bucket Tool (G) and fill the color to the Colored Background Layer. Lets create 1 more layer and name it Noise Layer and fill it with white color (#FFFFFF). Keep selecting the Noise Layer go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise and a Add Noise pop-up box will appear simply set the Amount 25, select the uniform radio button and finally press OK button.

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Step 4:

Now go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation or just simply press (Ctrl+U) and you will see Hue/Saturation pop-up box, now set the value of Saturation -100 and OK.

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Step 5:

This is our final step, keep selecting the Noise Layer go to Image > Adjustments > Invert (Ctrl+I). Still keep selecting the Noise Layer change the Blending Option to Linear Dodge (Add) and opacity to 45%.

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You can change Colored Background Layer’s color or you can use Gradient for better effect.

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Inspiration Websites for the Noise Background Texture Effect

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  • Arslan

    Nice tutorial .. thanks

    • Hectorino Daniel Belkhadra

      Thanks for sharing

      • Muzammil Hussain

        Welcome :D

  • helloworlder

    Thanks heaps, this would work with gradiented backgrounds too.

    • Muzammil Hussain

      yes it will.. you can use any kind of background. its so easy

  • Richard

    I’ve recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.

  • dgfrancisco

    Nice, I was looking for something like this, and now i got it, nice day for me, thanks guys, great tutorial

    • Muzammil Hussain

      Welcome @dgfrancisco :D

    • jrgeorge

      why do you use the invert function in one of the steps?

      would you happen to know why my invert is not available for me at that step

  • Brett Widmann

    I really like how this effect an add a great vintage texture. Thank you!

  • Mark

    Excellent Tutorial. Thanks you!

  • Renault

    Hi this is great, but could you please tell me how you would stitch this together in html/css, esp if this is the full background of your site?


    • Muzammil Hussain

      hello Renault, well its very easy you have to play with CSS a bit, when u done with this effect in photoshop simple make a slice image (5x5px) at the end and use

      background: url('your_noice_background.jpg') repeat;

      in you css file and you will see the difference at the very next moment.

      • jDeppen

        Thanks for the tutorial. I had to go with 30x30px so I didn’t get an odd pattern.

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