Term: Cross Processing
Description: Cross-Processed Photo Editing Style is a technique in photo editing that replicates the appearance of film photography that has been developed using the incorrect chemical processing. This method involves using chemicals intended for different types of film, causing unusual and striking shifts in color. In digital photography, this effect is achieved by manipulating the saturation and color balance to achieve a comparable look. Cross-processing can produce images with vivid and unexpected color combinations, high contrast, and a unique vintage or retro aesthetic. This approach is frequently employed in fashion, editorial, and portrait photography to produce striking and eye-catching images that are different from the norm.
Vintage Cross Processing in Photoshop
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Vintage Cross Processing is a very popular post production technique. From editorial, to fashion, to weddings, vintage cross processing is all over the place. What you may not know is how simple it really is to do in Adobe Photoshop. In fact, teaching the entire technique takes less than 2-3 minutes and doing it on your own will take less than one.
In this tutorial we are not only going to teach you how to cross process your images in Photoshop, we are also going to briefly touch on how the cross process developing process was created in the first place. In addition, we will also talk about what exactly makes an image look like a vintage image in order to help you all understand exactly how to process an image to make it look vintage.
Cross Processing in Lightroom
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As cameras produce higher and higher quality of images, the desire for creating vintage and lo-fi looking images seems to increase as well. Regardless of why, the vintage cross processed look has become quite popular today.
In this Lightroom video tutorial, we are going to teach you how to create a vintage cross processed look without having to touch Photoshop at all. Now, while we will have more flexibility and control in Photoshop, I think you will find that Lightroom does a fabulous job creating this effect as well.