Make Static in Photoshop

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by swwack91, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. swwack91 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2007
    New Jersey
    How would I go about making simple B&W static (noise) in Photoshop? When I apply the "Add Noise" filter to a solid black image, the noise is far too fine and tiny... I need it to be coarser.

  2. kymac macrumors 6502a


    Nov 4, 2006
    you can add noise.. and then montion blur the entire image. im not sure if that will get you what youre looking for though.
  3. Kwill macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2003
    Start with a 72 ppi document and do as the previous poster mentioned. Crank the uniform monochromatic noise up to 400 pixels. Then add about 3 pixel Motion Blur and save as a GIF to minimize grays. Open the GIF file and scale up Image Size proportionately to a divisible of 72 with "nearest neighbor" selected. (Optional: copy and paste into new channel of another image to depict static over it or paste onto new layer and adjust opacity/blend mode.)

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