Daily Archives: April 17, 2010
This tutorial shows you one of my favorite techniques called cross processing, which I mentioned earlier. Cross processing is developing color print with the wrong chemicals. This causes a lot shift in color, which creates a very retro look. I want to show you how to create this look though Photoshop.
UPDATE: Check out this post for the newest version, now with Photoshop Elements 9 support
Therewas a request earlier for a set of simulated lens filters for 35mm cameras. Awhile back (2005 or so) I made a complete set of actions that recreate the original Kodak Wratten lens filters.
I’ve updated the installer for Photoshop Elements 7 & 8 (not Elements 6 or earlier, though) and you can grab it at the bottom of this post – free (at least for now – demand will dictate if they stay free). The actions all create several layers, with different blend modes and opacities. You can easily mix-and-match the layers to experiment with the different combinations, and you can also adjust opacity & blend mode easily.
This is not intended as a one-click action set; rather, it’s intended to be a starting place for creating black-and-white or color-saturated retouches to your images.