Add Noise to Image in Photoshop CS6
Edited by Freya, Crystal, Eng
You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to add noise to an image on Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7.
We already have an image open, which can be done by either creating a new document or opening an existing one. We demonstrate how to do this in other videos on VisiHow.
On the right-hand side of the screen, we should make sure that the layer we want to edit is selected. In this example, we only have one layer, and it's already blue.
On the menu across the top of the screen, click on "Filter".
Hover over "Noise" and click on "Add Noise". This brings up a pop-up window, where we have a filter. Ignore the main screen behind the window for now, just focus on the smaller preview screen.
Zoom out using the minus sign on the left side below the image preview or zoom in with the plus sign on the right. For adding noise, it is actually better to be more zoomed in to see how the texture looks.
We can change the amount by typing in a number. It changes the background image at the same time.
We can also just drag along the slider right below to make the change as well. It's quite reminiscent of an old TV set or even film photos when they're slightly faded and gritty looking. This is good for when we're trying to edit a photo or make something look like it's from and older era and so on.
We can change the distribution to "Uniform" or "Gaussian". It's a bit more sporadic when "Gaussian" is selected.
Select "Monochromatic" at the bottom to make the photo just black and white if desired.
We can play around with that as much as desired, and then we press "OK" when satisfied.
Alternatively, we can press "Cancel" to return to the original image.
This concludes the tutorial on how to add noise to an image on Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments, pop them into the section below, and we'll do our best to get back to you.
Video: Add Noise to Image in Photoshop CS6
Recent edits by: Crystal, Freya