How to achieve this texture/grain effect???

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Mark A. Small
Mark A. Small Contributing Member • Posts: 611
How to achieve this texture/grain effect???

Can anyone help guide me in the grain textures techniques necessary to achieve what Vernon Trenton achieved in this image:

Image by Vernon Trenton

Thanks.

Mark

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Re: How to achieve this texture/grain effect???

I'm using both Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6 if that helps with providing any guidance.

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mikes
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Re: How to achieve this texture/grain effect???

What software do you use?. Many film emulation programs will do this too, but all it really is, is just adding a lot of noise with a vignette.

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Re: How to achieve this texture/grain effect???

Mark A. Small wrote:

Can anyone help guide me in the grain textures techniques necessary to achieve what Vernon Trenton achieved in this image:

Image by Vernon Trenton

Thanks.

Mark

he probably just used SilverEfex

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Babine Veteran Member • Posts: 7,126
Re: How to achieve this texture/grain effect???

Grain and tone as stated, with Silver Efex, NIK, Topaz, just to name a few or something like this tutorial

http://photoshoptutorials.ws/photoshop-tutorials/photo-effects/natural-film-grain/

and additional curves adjustments for colour and contrast to suit.

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Mark A. Small
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Re: How to achieve this texture/grain effect???

Won't all those programs just add grain?

What about the "brushed" effect - i.e. around her skirt and on the right side of the image in the middle?

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Allen Gerdes Veteran Member • Posts: 5,635
Re: How to achieve this texture/grain effect???

Sure it will, and it appears that a strong grain effect was added in this image.  The "brushed effect" as you call it appears to be a textured overlay layer, with some areas masked out and the layer opacity adjust to taste (of course, the swirl marks could have been made with a special brush on a separate layer and blended in).  It is difficult to replicate the effect without having a better idea of the texture used.  I will try to work up an image with a similar effect and post it later to give you a better idea.

Regards...Allen

Mark A. Small
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Re: How to achieve this texture/grain effect???

Katrin Eismann taught me the gray overlay grain technique years ago.  That definitely could contribute to this effect.  But the texture(s) need to be created and blended in.  Does anyone have any insights as to how to go about that?

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