Create ‘marl’ background: striped effect in Photoshop or Illustrator

I am trying to create the effect in the below 2 photos for a t-shirt.

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How can that background (maybe called marl) be created in Photoshop or Illustrator?

I’ve have limited success creating it with Filter > Sketch > Graphic Pen.
What would be the best method. If possible something which could easily allow me to change the colours in it, on an ongoing basis.


In Photoshop, make a brush like this

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Then in the Brush Settings, add the following settings

  • Brush Tip Shape: Spacing 10%
  • Shape Dynamics: Size jitter 70%
  • Scattering: Scatter 360%, count 2
  • Noise

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Note: my screen recorder seems to mess up the brush cursor, so please ignore that.

Source : Link , Question Author : mmc501 , Answer Author : Billy Kerr

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