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Adding A More Realistic Film Grain Effect

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Old 03-24-2009, 09:32 AM
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Re: Adding A More Realistic Film Grain Effect

Well Mark..... I have a P45 And have used Phase one since the very start. I much prefer retouching from film.

Lossy? no! Not on our Drum scanners, and not on the LVT! But hey! I am a bit of a dinosour! LOL!
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:33 PM
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Re: Adding A More Realistic Film Grain Effect

gmitchel - Thank you so much!! this film grain is fantastic! and the ease you have made it by being able to download the action set is greatly appreciated!

does anyone know of any sites/links with downloadable action sets??

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Old 06-01-2010, 01:05 PM
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Re: Adding A More Realistic Film Grain Effect

have you tried NIK's Silver Eflex. It has a film grain feature that takes into account the density differences so it varies the amount. CS5 ACR also has a grain feature now.
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:05 AM
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Re: Adding A More Realistic Film Grain Effect

Hi! Thank you for sharing your action!

I have just watched your explanation video and I'm a bit confused.

Why are you selecting the 3 different channels? You are running the add noise filter on a 50% grey layer, all the three Channels look the same.

Thank you very much

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Old 08-15-2013, 07:57 AM
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I've used NikFx and Imagenomic RealGrain at some friends' studios, in my opinion both offer great quality, but price is more than high!
This one is so cheap and when I'm working on Photoshop it's the fastest solution for me:
Just with the free sample you can install the iso400 pattern, that works very well in common images.
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