Good grain in photoshop

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  1. dangerdoormouse

    dangerdoormouse TPF Noob!

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    Hi there
    Does anyone have a good method in CS2 for getting good grain. Obviously there is the gram setting, but I want something that makes my prints look like they have been shot on B/W film ISO 3200, and then printed on very grainy paper. I also like the way real grain is different in the darker areas than in the lighter ones. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've seen Photoshop actions or plug-ins that did what you are looking for. In fact, the one that I remember, also gave you a list of different film types, so that you could replicate the grain characteristics of your favorite film.

    Try a Goggle search, something should come up.
     
  3. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Try Alien Skin Exposure.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Going with the Mikes here. Alien Skin Exposure can emulate some wonderful black and white and colour films along with their characteristics, grain, and some interesting crossprocessing effects too.
     
  5. dangerdoormouse

    dangerdoormouse TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for that guys. I did a google search Big Mike as you suggested and found OptikVerve. It is free: http://www.optikvervelabs.com/default.asp
    Liked the look of AlienSkin, but put off by the $200 price tag. But thanks very much for your help.
     

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