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9 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Introduction & Overview

      0:43
    • 2. Image Considerations

      1:19
    • 3. File Setup

      2:12
    • 4. Image Adjustments

      2:09
    • 5. Building the Graphic Effect

      3:11
    • 6. Eliminating White from the Image

      0:59
    • 7. Colourising

      2:38
    • 8. Applying the Effect to Other Images

      1:24
    • 9. Ideas for Use & Conclusion

      1:26
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Project Description

Take your work one step further by applying screen-printing grain effect.

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Build the smart effect using the provided source image, and then apply it to any other suitable images (with a tonal range) adjusting the settings where necessary. Depending on the source image you are using, this technique can give you an effect resembling stippling, low-fi photocopier, old newspaper print or a really old and harsh photographic print—so experiment and see where it takes you! Please check out the attached Reference Sheet to see examples of different images and applied settings.


Complete your class project by uploading the following:

  • original image or images;
  • close-up of the images with the grain effect applied;
  • final images;
  • a few words about your process and what you have learnt.

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