Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding film grain, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects and Filters (2012).
I'd be the first to admit that it's a little funny that I like to add a Film …Grain effect to many of my digital photos. …Because I use to try to avoid film grain, or at least minimize film grain back in …the days of film photography. But with a black and white image …especially, I find that a Film Grain effect can actually add a nice little …touch to an image. And I do personally prefer to only add …film grain, at least most of the time, to monochromatic images. …Images that have been converted to black and white, or perhaps with a slight color …tint, such as a Sepia-tone effect. For full color images, I find that the …Film Grain effect tends to just come through as noise, rather than an actual …sort of organic effect in the image. Let's take a look a how we can add a Film …Grain effect. In fact, very easily, there's actually a …Film Grain filter in Photoshop. But I tend not to use it because I'm just …not happy with the results I get most of the time.…
So, instead I use a slightly different technique that enables me to add a film …
- Working with the Filter Gallery
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Applying a vignette
- Adding motion blur
- Creating a painterly effect with Find Edges
- Smearing with Liquify
- Mapping the image with Trace Contour
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creative Fundamentals
2. Simple Effects
3. Basic Filter Effects
4. Slightly Wild Effects
5. Distorting the Image
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