- Why use Camera Raw?
- Choosing preferences for opening photos
- Opening photos into Camera Raw
- The Camera Raw tools
- Cropping and straightening photos
- Choosing default workflow settings
- Using the Camera Raw tabs
- Using the Basic tab
- Using the Tone Curve tab
- Using the HSL/Grayscale tab
- Using the Detail tab
- Adding a grain texture
- Using the Adjustment Brush
- Retouching a photo
- Saving and applying Camera Raw settings
- Synchronizing Camera Raw settings
- Converting, opening, and saving Camera Raw files
- Opening and placing photos into Photoshop as Smart Objects
Adding a grain texture
In the world of traditional film stock, the faster the speed, the larger and more apparent the grain. By using the Grain controls in Camera Raw, you can simulate this grainy texture. Pick a photo that won’t suffer aesthetically when its details lose definition.
To add a grain texture to a photo:
- Click the Effects tab, and double-click the Hand tool to fit the image in the preview. A
- Under Grain, to control the amount of grain applied, choose an Amount value of around 50 to make the grain noticeable.
- To emulate the fine grain of a slow film speed or the coarser grain of fast film speed, do as follows:
Raise the Size value for the size of the grain particles. B When this value is greater than 25, a small degree of blurring is also applied, to help blend the grain with the imagery.
Lower the Roughness value below the default value of 50 to produce a more uniform grain; or raise it to produce an uneven, coarse grain. C Zoom in to examine the grain, then readjust the Amount value, if needed.