Cross Process effect in Photoshop.

Technically cross processing is an effect done with certain chemicals while developing old school film, but as always it can be recreated digitally pretty easily. Using a Curves adjustment change the red and green channels to an S-shape curve, while changing the  blue channel to a reversed S-shape, better explained here Cross Process. While doing some research  I really liked the “Cross Process” effect with something called, “high clarity”,  I found here High Clarity. Don’t follow these exactly, you will need to vary the setting based on the photo you are using, due to different colors, and overall lighting.

After I put these two together I got something I thought look pretty good.

I also found a free download called “light leaks” – light leaks – that are some pretty cool stock images that you can screen over photos. Something I tried quickly –


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