Creating a more realistic grain effect


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Creating a more realistic grain effect

Now that we know a few different filters that we can use in order to create the film grain effect, here what I want to do is dig a bit deeper. I want to take a look at how we can create a more realistic grain effect by working with multiple layers, masks in blending modes. So with this portrait here let's go ahead and zoom in on it so that we can focus in on the detail that we've and then let's start off by copying our Background layer. To do that press Command+J on a Mac or Ctrl+J on Windows, we'll go ahead and name this layer grain.

Next, before we actually add the grain to this layer, what we're going to do is create a Mask which is based on the Red Channel in our Channels panel. In order to do that we can either click to the Channels panel and then hold down Command on a Mac, or Ctrl on Windows, and then we can click on the Red Channel, that will activate that channel as a selection. Or, if you want to do that by way of a shortcut what you can do is if you're in the Layer...

Creating a more realistic grain effect
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Creating a more realistic grain effect provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop for Photographers: Creative Effects

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