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grainy face textures on movie posters, how?

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Old 10-01-2010, 11:48 PM
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grainy face textures on movie posters, how?

hi

I`m trying to learn how to create these grainy skin textures in photoshop,

I notice a lot of the movie posters have a sharp subtle grain to the skin that gives it a strong effect, apart from the lighting and contrast,

is this with blending modes and texture brushes?

I have photo samples here on the adobe forum

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/732653

there is also a wii game cover there with skin contrast and texturing which interests me, I think that would be with dodge/burn, ?
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:04 AM
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Re: grainy face textures on movie posters, how?

This is just plain old noise added to the image. It's more common than you think and is a powerful final step to add some texture back to retouched images

As your link specifies: Make a new layer filled with 50% gray, use Filter->Noise->Add Noise or whatever texturing method you prefer and then change the blend mode of that layer to Overlay or Soft Light.

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Old 10-02-2010, 05:04 PM
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Lightbulb Re: grainy face textures on movie posters, how?

thankyou !

I was experimenting with all the filters they are awesome, there are many types of grain that can be added too, thankyou for the help !
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:47 PM
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Re: grainy face textures on movie posters, how?

As for the BButton poster I bet the overall postprocess has altered the base digital image clarity. Working with blend modes and gradient maps can lead to that softer look pleasing to the eye.

Also, some of these shots are taken outside the studio and thus using higher iso speeds. A constant sensor development results in producing a decent looking noise with an ability to mimic grain more or less. The noise will be noticeable, hence the poster size.

Still, the easiest way to achieve what you're lookin for would be to add a plain PS noise.

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