Replicate traditional photographic techniques using step-by-step walkthroughs - part two: more grain techniques

METHOD 3: NOISE WITH LUMINANCE MASK

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A common characteristic of many images with high grain is a greater profusion of grain in the shadows and midtones, with diminishing or no visible grain in the highlights. We

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2. To create a Luminosity mask, press Ctrl + Alt +Shift + ~ on your PC (Mac users, press Cmd + Opt + ~). Next, invert the mask (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + I). 
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When the new pattern set loads, hover your cursor over the thumbnails to see the names of the different textures. Choose the one called 'Burlap'.

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2. Set the blend mode to Vivid Light and reduce the opacity to 60 per cent. Burlap is just one of the preset patterns that come with Photoshop - there are many, many others to choose from. You can also create your own pattern tile, either with original artwork or with a texture lifted from another image. 
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