This Digital Squares tutorial is quick and simple, creating an unusual effect for banners, backgrounds and buttons.

Step 1

Open a new image in PS, and press D on your keyboard.

Step 2

Go to Filter > Render > Difference Clouds, Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Choose 400%, Uniform, Monochromatic and click Ok.

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Step 3

Go to Filter > Pixelate > Mosaic, and set the Cell Size to 13. Go to Filter > Stylise > Glowing Edges.

Digital Squares Photoshop Tutorial

Step 4

Change the settings to 2, 8, 3 and click Ok.

Step 5

Now colourise your image (if you don’t know how, have a look at my colourising tutorial). If you don’t want a black background, go to Image > Adjustments > Invert before you colourise.

Click to enlarge the final results:

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