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Fake film grain examplePetteri Sulonen has a quick trick for faking the graininess of authentic high-speed film on sharp digital photos.

Instead of Photoshop filters that look fake, Petteri uses a grain file he created by scanning a photo of a cloudless sky taken with a traditional camera and high-speed film. He then layers the grain file on top of a digital photo, and sets the blending mode of that layer to “Overlay.” Voila! Instant reportage photo!

If you’re lazy like me, you can download Petteri’s already prepared grain file:

For more instructions, check out Patteri’s tutorial.