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Adding Noise to Create Special Effects

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We often fight to eliminate noise, but in this tutorial I'll use noise to add different effects to images. The technique I'll show you can be used a many different ways, but in our case, we'll be adding stubble to a portrait of a man and adding rain to a street scene.

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Some Other Uses for This Technique

  • Add haze to a photo taken at sunrise
  • Add fog to a photo taken on a cloudy day
  • Create a sandstorm with a photo taken on a sunny day
  • Add snow to a photo taken at night or during a cloudy day

What else could this technique be used to create? Leave a comment below!

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