asdf

    Holga Effect: Photoshop techniques for cool retro images

    | Photoshop Tutorials | Tutorials | 24/10/2013 00:01am
    0 Comments

    How to create a Holga effect in Photoshop: steps 9-12

    How to create a Holga effect in Photoshop: step 9

    09 Go with the grain
    Photographers usually try to eliminate grain, so you’ll enjoy this! Holga prints tend to be grainier than digital prints, so create a new layer and call it Grain. Go to Edit>FillLayer. In the Fill Layer window go to the Contents drop-down menu and choose Use: 50% Grey. Click OK to fill the entire layer with grey pixels, giving it a purposely unsophisticated look.

     

    How to create a Holga effect in Photoshop: step 10

    10 Make some noise
    To add picture grain-style noise to the grey layer go to Filter>Noise>AddNoise. Set the Noise Amount to 20%, select the Gaussian option, tick the Monochromatic box and click OK. To make the crisp digital noise look more like clumps of film grain, go to Filter>Blur>BlurMore.

     

    How to create a Holga effect in Photoshop: step 11

    11 Blend it
    To give the picture a nostalgic and more convincing feel, mix the grain with the main image. To achieve this go to the Layers palette and set the Blending Mode of the Grain layer to Overlay. This causes the Grain layer’s lighter pixels to become transparent and blends the darker clumps of grey with the colours from the original photo.

     

    How to create a Holga effect in Photoshop: step 12

    12 Tint it
    One distinctive feature of a Holga camera is its ability to tint the flash using a variety of coloured gels. This can add a wash of colour to your shot. You can mimic this effect by creating a new layer and labelling it Tint. Now go to Filter>FillLayer. Choose Colour from the Contents drop-down menu, select a warm yellow colour and then click OK.

    PAGE 1 – How to create a Holga effect in Photoshop: steps 1-4
    PAGE 2 – How to create a Holga effect in Photoshop: steps 5-8
    PAGE 3 – How to create a Holga effect in Photoshop: steps 9-12
    PAGE 4 – How to create a Holga effect in Photoshop: steps 13-16
    PAGE 5 – How we created our Holga effect

    READ MORE

    101 Photoshop tips you really have to know
    Best Photo Editing Software? 6 budget alternatives to Photoshop tested and rate
    Adobe Camera Raw: the secret to using it for just about everything
    Adobe Camera Raw: 8 tools that will save your raw files


    Posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials.

    Tags: ,

    Share This Page

    sssss