Video Tutorial: 5 Ways To Create Film Grain Effects in Photoshop

In today’s video tutorial I’m going to show you 5 ways to add lovey grain textures to your photographs and artwork in Adobe Photoshop. In the digital age of photography the noise from high ISO sensitivity is an undesirable addition to the image. ISO ruins the picture by taking away the details with ugly pixel sized blotches of RGB colours. In contrast, the sensitivity of film adds a kind of texture to the image as film grain, which has become a nostalgic aesthetic of analogue photography. There are a few ways you can mimic the appearance of film grain in Adobe Photoshop, which can help give your photos and artwork more of an aged and tactile appearance. Some of the methods I’ll be showing offer similar results, but the process is slightly different, so it’s handy to check them all out and see which one you find most memorable.

Free Film Grain Textures by Arkadzi Ulitski – https://spoon.graphics/2IGyH9d

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  1. A good way to emulate high-speed film grain effects and their tendency of showing larger halide patterns is to duplicate the image, apply a fine mezzotint, then a small blur and adjust the opacity. You can also set this layer to overlay giving it a cross processed feel. It looks great printed on uncoated stock.

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  2. These are cool methods! I don’t know if I have ever applied the grain to a 50% gray layer, but, I am sure gonna give it a go!
    Thank you, Chris!

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