Photoshop: Improve fractal noise filters (render clouds, procedural noise)?

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Something I would very much like to see in Photoshop is greater control over the fractal noise filters(Render Clouds). I particularly love the old KPT Noize filter, that had a great deal of control over the noise and scaling parameters that I would love to see in Photoshop. I also would love to see Chris Cox's Difference Noise incorporated in this. Thanks!
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Hmm, I wouldn't mind some improvements and new texture filters myself.
I just doubt that I'll have time for that on my schedule (too many features, too little time).
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Yes, when I see the number of procedural generators in After Effects, I'm jaleous!

And just looking at how many tutorials for textures start with noise or clouds, and now fibers, we can see where new ones would be useful. Perlin noise, fractals, etc. and more control, like in AE!
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Could you give a link to Chris's Difference Noise?

I know that the market for digital Photography might be bigger than the illustration one, but the basic texture generators are like an endless source of images.
Getting them in Photoshop makes them standards.

And if we could control blending mode and opacity non-modally, while we adjust the settings of filters, it would be another creativity boost!
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DIfference Noise is a plugin filter I wrote back in college.
Yes, I still have the source, but I'll have to get rid of the 68k assembly code :-)
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I enjoyed your entire set of filters. Skeleton and I believe erode were very useful for adjusting line art.
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Thanks. I really need to find time to update the rest and get them into Photoshop (you may have noticed that average, hairy noise, and a few others are already in there).
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Feature request: More Fractal noise control. I would love to see a more robust Fractal Noise plug-in. I very much love the old KPT Noize filter (most of the later KPTs were rather silly; this was a gem!) A great deal of control over the nature of the noise, plus scaling, etc.

I would also like to see Chris Cox's Difference noise incorporated. Wonderfully complex textures. Again, adding scaling would be nice. Thanks!

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop: More Fractal noise control..
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I'll add my name to this feature request. As Pierre says, there just so many ways Clouds and fibres can be employed to creative ends.
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I frequently use AE to make noise textures and export them to Photoshop. Something like AE's fractal noise filter in Photoshop would improve my life significantly.
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Thomas Luth

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I have done this. Specifically Image Lounge's cloud filter. Scaling is a big deal. I am particularly impressed by the KPT implementation of features, so I would love to see that acquired. I also love the unique textures produced by Chris Cox's difference noise filter. Agin, I'd love to see scale added. I also use AE for Blur adjustment layers, as it behaves the way I want a blur layer to work.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add procedural noise filters to Photoshop..

Forget about removing noise...I want to be able to add it - non destructively and procedurally.

Would be great to see some procedural noise filters added to Photoshop.

Have a look at BerconMaps or Cinema 4D's noise...something like that would be killer.
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Do you know you can do a basic add noise non destructively using the 50% grey layer set to Overlay trick?
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Mark Sterne

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Hi Trevor,

Yeah I sure do and use that on most jobs. But the basic noise filter is very simplistic. I know there area few filters in filter gallery that can be combined to create something non-destructive but these are kludgy.

Look at Cinema 4D's noise shader interface below. Procedurally generated and non-destructive. Having something like that in PS would take it to the next level.

Cheers
Mark