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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:21 pm    Post subject: Tamron f2.5 cross processed Reply with quote

The Cross Processed look is achieved in Photoshop with a number of curve adjustment layers. A layer to adjust Red green and Blue A fill layer to add colour and a third layer to make final adjustments
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob-leslie/430358042/

The normal shot


PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob, that's an interesting exercise. I'm trying to decide if I like it, compared to the normal shot which looks more natural to me. I do like
how it enhances the greens in the foliage, and the red/orange colors in the crosscuts of the logs.

Bill


PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice avatar Bill Smile


PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the idea is to see if others like it or not and read some comments about the image.
That version is more like the traditional cross processed look with plenty of saturation. By some selective desaturating something like the below could be done. This is a version I like but others would shout that isnt a cross processing look.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob-leslie/430534246/


PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Nice avatar Bill Smile


Thanks, Attila, I think it's an improvement over my ugly mug! Wink

Rob, I like this 2nd version much better! My 2c, anyway...

Bill


PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe you'll say I'm a purist, but I still prefer the original untouched. It smells of wood and the others don't.


PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess untouched is rather my taste, processed very good for design in print for example.


PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the second too. I really don't like to touch my pics in PS unlless I have to.


PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest I agree with all except Himself I am not too keen on the cross processed look but a few of us are having a thing about reproducing the many chemical processes in PS, inc toning.
That is the reason I do not agree at all with the idea I really don't like to touch my pics in PS unless I have to.
Photoshop Is the new darkroom. It even goes further, it is also your film manufacturer. We no longer have emulsion made according to another persons idea of a colour, or a print lab that sorts out all the problems for you. Of course if you use JPEG straight from the camera then you are letting the camera do all the Photoshop messing about for you. But dont kid yourself you are getting an untouched pure image. A straight RAW conversion or worse a camera JPEG is messing about with your pure image more than you may do by using Photoshop with a controlled workflow. There is very little done in Photoshop that we did not do in the darkroom. Only problem for some users is they never went into a darkroom so dont really understand the basics and accept what a poor JPEG gives them in the same way as they accepted the prints Supersnaps gave them. (Not meaning himself)
Fact. Quality Digital photography doesnt work without Photoshop or its equivalent, in the same way quality chemical photography doesnt work without good darkroom work. Even if your goal is just to achieve the nearest possible to a straight, honest photographic reproduction of your scene.
Thank you for your comments. It really is good to be on a forum where you get some feedback.


PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am lazy to modify picture in Photoshop generally, you have absolutely right about digital darkroom. Like a filters in analog technics, just more handy and powerful.