Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding noise to an overlay layer, part of Photoshop for Designers: Textures (2011).
A very simple and effective way of giving your images a bit more of an analog…feel is to apply some noise or grain to them and this is going to give them…something of a quality of a slide or an old print.…This is very easy to do and it's very easy to do in a way that it's…nondestructive as well.…I'm going to apply it here just to the simple gradient and this also has the…practical benefit of breaking up any potential banding that might occur when you…output a gradient like this.…
So I'm going to create a new layer above my Gradient Fill layer and since I want…to change the options of the layer I'm going to hold down my Option or Alt key…when I click on the Create New layer button and I'll name it.…I'll change its Blend mode to Overlay and I'll fill it with…Overlay-neutral color.…Now the next step is not strictly necessary.…I am perhaps been over conscious, but doing this allows me to always go back…and see how much of the grain I applied, and if I need to, revisit this layer…and apply more or less.…
- Using render filters
- Applying textures with the Texturizer filter
- Adding noise and film grain
- Matching grain when cloning
- Aging photos
- Blending textures with layer masks
- Applying texture to an uneven surface
- Creating texture brushes
- Building density with brush settings
- Applying texture to type
- Finding, downloading and installing actions
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: In the movie, "Finding, downloading, and installing actions" Nigel directs me to a page at Adobe.com that no longer exists to download a Photoshop action. What happened to it?
1. Patterns Versus Textures
Working with textures6m 52s
2. Using the Render Filters
3. Using the Texture Filters
4. Adding Noise and Grain
5. Aging Photos
6. Combining Textures with Blending Modes and Layer Masks
7. Creating Textures with Artistic and Sketch Filters
8. Creating Sampled Brushes
9. Type and Texture
10. Automating Textures
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