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Add film grain to an image

The Grain adjustment emulates the look of analog film. You can use it to add some film grain to digital images.

Add film grain to an image

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Format > Color Adjustments > Grain (from the Format menu at the top of your screen).
    • In the Tools sidebar, click and choose Grain from the Add menu.
  2. Drag the Size slider to control the size of the grain particles. Hold down the Option ⌥ key before dragging if you’d like to extend the range of the slider beyond 100%. You can also manually enter a percentage value from 0% to 400%.
  3. Drag the Intensity slider to adjust the visibility of the grain particles. You can also manually enter a value from 0% to 100%.

Show Original: Click the Show Original button or press the O key on your keyboard to see what the image looks like without any color adjustments.

To reset your changes, click the Grain pop-up menu in the Tool Options pane and choose Reset.

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