City In Grain preset for Silver Efex

The preset is made for street photography and for photography in the city! I use the soft contrast option of Silver Efex in this setting. This City In Grain preset that you can use in Silver Efex gives your photo an expressive look while the grain adds to the atmosphere in the photo. I usually accentuate people by using control points to make a person stand out. The soft contrast works beautifully on ambience of the surroundings because it is only lightly applied. Of course it can be used for other purposes as well, you can nicely try that yourself (I haven’t yet). When using this preset I apply many accents by playing with control points, of course you can do this yourself. In the example photo I have also softened accents, for example in the faces by using more light to soften the outline. Especially playing with light works well here. You can download the preset below. Install it in Silver Efex. At the bottom of this article there is a link to a short instruction on how to install presets.

Below is an example. From the images you can determine if the preset is for you.

Before and after processing

By moving the bar you can see how the photo is before and after editing

Download the file

You can download the file by clicking the button below.


In the article you get a step by step explanation. Enough information to see how to do this.

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