Lo-Fi Grain & Noise Photoshop Mask Demo

Lo-Fi Grain & Noise Photoshop Mask Demo

With the Lo-Fi Subtle Grain & Noise brush set for Photoshop, you can add as much or as little texture as you want. No one-size-fits-all actions or templates.

Adding texture to your work can bring charm and a touch of vintage to your otherwise squeaky clean digital art.

Follow along as we show you two lightning-fast ways to add retro charm to your art in Photoshop using Clipping Masks, Transparency Lock, and Layer Masks.

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  1. Add a layer above your object.
  2. Right click the layer and choose Create Clipping Mask.
  3. Choose your blending mode.
  4. Apply your brush.
  5. You can move and scale this layer as needed.


  1. Choose your object's layer.
  2. Click the Add Layer Mask icon at the bottom of the Layers Panel.
  3. Set your foreground color to black or white.
  4. Apply your brush.


  1. Choose your object's layer.
  2. Choose the Lock Transparency Pixels icon at the top of the Layers Panel.
  3. Apply your brush.

💡Top Tip: When working with layer masks, remember white reveals and black conceals. You can read our tutorial on clipping masks, alpha lock, and layer masks for more information.


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