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How do I make this kind of noise grunge effect in Illustrator? Have tried Pixelate effect but does not look good. Thank you in advance for your answer!!

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This is not exactly the same as your examples... Especially the first one, but maybe it's close enough.

  1. Start with a white rectangle
  2. Effect > Artistic > Sponge...
    • Definition and smoothness should be quite high.
  3. Object Expand Appearance so that you can trace it.
  4. Object > Image Trace > Make...
    • Use black & white preset as the starting point.
    • Adjust the threshold and other sliders if needed.
    • Check Ignore White
    • Expand it

The result: enter image description here

  • Good. Making it following your instructions I noticed that after applying the Sponge, we can apply an Effect>Sketch>Stamp to make it more smooth.
    – LeoNas
    Commented Feb 7, 2019 at 14:23

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