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? Mar 25, 2015 at 14:56

use Effects > artistic > film grain

keep hilighted areas at max and tweak the other settings

you will get better grain that the usual texture > grain


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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