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Film Grain

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Grain

Add a traditional surface texture to any image.

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The Good Old Days.

Digital photography has eliminated certain elements such as film grain, traditionally found in film photography. Add that traditional, nostalgic feel and interesting surface texture back into images.

Add a Traditional Feel.

Film grain is the random texture found on processed film from the presence of small particles of metallic silver, or dye clouds. These particles developed from silver halide which received enough protons during the photography process. Add a true nostalgic feel to images, both black and white as well as color, by adding film grain to mimic traditional film photography.

Add Texture.

Have images that are too soft or subjects that almost look plastic? Film grain is also great for adding small amounts of texture and increase contrast to create more natural looking subjects.

The Topaz Studio Film Grain Adjustment gives you complete, control over the grain introduced in your image with the choice of strength, size, and pattern randomness.

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Training and Tutorials

Learn all about the Topaz Studio Film Grain Adjustment with a comprehensive overview, tutorials, and videos. Click a category to learn more. 

Effortlessly add natural looking film grain to images and mimic texture that would be found in photos processed from film.

Tutorials

Learn how to use the Film Grain Adjustment with these step-by-step tutorials on the blog. 

How to use the Film Grain Adjustment:

The Topaz Studio Film Grain Adjustment makes it completely effortless to to create a vintage effect on images. Digital photography has eliminated certain elements such as film grain, traditionally found in film photography. Add that traditional, nostalgic feel and interesting surface texture back into images. For many of you not familiar with film gain, I’ll give you a little bit of the history behind it. Read More…

Videos

Learn how to use the Film Grain Adjustment with these video tutorials.

Topaz Studio Film Grain Adjustment Tutorial:

Join Taylor Seaton from Topaz Labs as she demonstrates how to use the Film Grain Adjustment to give images an old timey feel and how to add texture to skin to create more natural effects. This intro tutorial explains what each slider does and she will also touch on Topaz Studio’s integrated masking.

The Topaz Studio Film Grain Adjustment is great to add interesting textures or to help remove the plastic look from portrait images.

The sliders and what they do:

1. Strength:
Easily add film grain with the Strength slider. Simply increase the value of the Strength slider and the image will become more grainy.

2. Size:
Choose the size of the grain with the Size slider. Increasing the value of the slider will create larger grain, while decreasing the value of the slider will create smaller grain.

3. Randomness:
Choose how uniform the grain is. Increasing the value of this slider will result in a more random pattern of grain, while decreasing the value of this slider will create a more uniform grain.

Get Topaz Studio Free!

Get started with this awesome adjustment completely free for 30 days! You’ve got nothing to lose.