In this tutorial we will show you how to create or simulate a natural film grain effect on photos in Photoshop CS3.
Open the photo you want to apply the grain effect to:
Then, create a new layer.
We will work with the film grain on this new layer.
Lets start working on this new layer by adding a 50% gray color.
To do so, go to: Edit/Fill from the Main menu.
The Fill window will pop up.
Click on the Use drop down menu and select 50% gray.
After doing so, change the blending mode of the current layer to: Overlay
Now we will add some noise.
Go to: Filter/Noise/Add Noise
The Add Noise window will appear.
Select Amount: 380
Then, select: Filter/Blur/Gaussian Blur from the Main menu.
At the Gaussian Blur Window select:
Finally, to reduce the visibility of the film grain, we will reduce the opacity of the grain layer.
Reduce it to: 50%
Here you have the result.
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