Today 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.
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