original (1:1 size)

5% noise added

20% noise added

Why would you want to ADD noise? Think of it as adding mood, or applying a coat of texture.

Use the Add Noise command to add a film-like grain to the image. When applied carefully, the grain effect can smooth over any messy retouching and give the image a classic film look.

 

Step-By-Step:
Add Noise

1. open sample image

2. open Add Noise

3. adjust color and monochrome noise


color noise

monochrome noise

 

4. adjust the slider to control amount of noise


20% monochrome noise

5% monochrome noise

Practical Tips:

the final step - Sometimes adding noise is a good final step for your image. Add just a tiny amount to smooth over any photo editing and give a nice film-look to the image

black and white noise - When adding noise to a black and white image, make sure to add "monochrome" noise instead of colour noise. (execpt of course, if thats what you want ! :)