Noise Background Effect in Photoshop

Noise Background Effect in Photoshop 1

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.

First the final view:

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

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Noise background effect in 5 easy steps:

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.

Step 1 always starts with creating new canvas.

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.

Step 2: create new layer and define your background color

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.

Step 3: fill new layer with color and apply noise filter

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.

Step 4: set hue and saturation of the layer

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%.
Final step: invert the layer color and noise background effect is ready to go.


(you can apply gradients from blending options to make effect more attractive.)

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8 responses to “Noise Background Effect in Photoshop”

  1. Nice tutorial .. thanks

  2. Thanks heaps, this would work with gradiented backgrounds too.

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

  3. Richard Avatar

    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.

  4. dgfrancisco Avatar

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

    1. 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

  5. Brett Widmann Avatar
    Brett Widmann

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

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