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Realistic Film Grain Effect

The most realistic film grain effect achieved using displacement mapping. Our action set for Photoshop ensures that you get the texture and “grit” you expect to see from real film.

Options for Fine, Medium or Coarse grain.

Download Details

Film Grain Action Set


Download Category: Photoshop Action Set

HOW IT WORKS

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Texture (Displacement Mapping)

If you want realistic film grain effects, you need to use displacement mapping. A film grain overlay will only look like film grain on top of a digital image. Displacement mapping creates texture by creating micro-distortions to the image based on the film grain. This gives the image an authentic look.

Grain Density
Another aspect of realistic film grain is that it affects highlights and shadows in different ways. Real film grain does not show equal amounts of grain in highlights and shadows. Highlights do not exhibit a lot of grain, whereas the shadow areas do. Our action set shows different grain density based on the different exposures in your image.

You can read more about this in our article: Why Film Grain Effects Look Fake

TRY IT OUT FOR YOURSELF

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GET REALISTIC FILM GRAIN EFFECTS

Emulate Real Film Grain

  • Instant Download after purchase
  • Choose from Fine, Medium and Coarse Grain
  • Fine Tune Grain to Each Image
  • Works in Photoshop CS6 
  • Works with all cameras and JPEG’s
  • Works on Mac and PC

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Easy to Use

Instructions

5 Easy Steps

  1. Open Photoshop
  2. Load your picture
  3. Choose a Film Grain Action Set
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions
  5. Experience the difference

ACHIEVE

THE LOOK

Download the Film Grain Effect Today!