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Get the Image You Want: Essential Photoshop Editing Techniques by Element K Journals Creative Team

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Add texture with simulated film grain

It's ironic how the moment digital camera technology overcomes a photographic problem, photographers start trying to find a way to re-create the effect using image-editing software. One of the benefits of using an image sensor instead of film is that the image is made up of pixels, not tiny grains of silver halide in the photographic emulsion, so the resulting images are smooth and free of graininess. But the grainy effect is a treasured element of photography, as proven by countless gritty black and white photos characterized by a raw and honest point of view. So, even though your digital images may be silky smooth, we can show you how to apply this creative effect and add to the atmosphere and depth of ...

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