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Photoshop Tip: Add Noise for vintage effects

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
October 15, 2013

The Add Noise filter in Photoshop works great to make vintage photo effects more prominent and grainy

In this example, without adding noise to the image, the car and pin-up model would appear too ‘clean’.

To add noise to an image, apply a new layer and go to Filter>Render>Clouds  (make sure your colours are set to black and white).

Then go to Filter>Noise>Add Noise and check the Monochromatic box.

Change the Noise layer’s blend mode to Soft Light and reduce its Opacity down to 50%.