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I want to create a noise effect using Adobe Illustrator.

Inside the hexagonal shape there is some kind of texture effect, I don't know what the name of this effect is:

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How can I create such an effect in Adobe Illustrator? or is it created using Photoshop?

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In Illustrator.... Effect > Texture > Grain

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How to make the grains monotone? –  Aero Windwalker Mar 25 at 14:56

You can create this in Illustrator, but this is Photoshop's wheelhouse. Raster effects is where Photoshop excels. I honestly would look for a texture via sites like Texture King and then apply those effects in masked layers (maybe even using some blending modes), but you can create simpler texture effects with the use of Photoshop effects.

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You can re-create that effect with this texture:

grain texture
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  1. Add it to your Photoshop document, above all layers that you want the effect on.

  2. Change the Layer Blend Options to Overlay or cycle through to find one that fits well.

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The OP clearly asks about a way to do this in Illustrator so he doesn't have a Photoshop document. –  Bart Arondson Dec 14 '13 at 17:44

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