Cross Processing using PhotoShop CS

Posted: July 23, 2009 in Photoshop
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A photo before we apply Cross Processing through Photoshop. (by the way, thats Durian 🙂 )

STEP 1

Open the original image, click the “Create new fill or new adjustment layer” icon in the Layers palette and select Curves. From the Channel drop-down box, select the Red channel and drag the curve until it forms a very gentle S. This will darken the shadows and brighten the Red channel’s highlights.

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To save your curve to a file on your hard drive, just click the Save button. Applying the same cross-processing adjustment to other images is a simple matter of loading it with the Load button in the Curves dialog box.

STEP 2
Select the Blue channel and drag the curve’s to something like below. This will take some blue out of the highlights.

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STEP 3
In the Green channel, add another gentle S curve — increasing the contrast, especially in the highlights.

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STEP 4
Fine-tune the channel curves to suit your image, but leave the combined RGB curve untouched. Focus on the color balance rather than the contrast, which you can fix in later steps

STEP 5
Change the Curves adjustment layer’s blending mode to Color and the image will combine the color shifts with the image’s original luminosity.

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STEP 6
If you need to fine-tune the image contrast, add a Contrast adjustment layer and set its blending mode to Luminosity so it doesn’t cause any further color shifts. (Check out the number of layers in photoshop as below)

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Thats the final image (compare to the original on the right)

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