Creating a vintage photo effect in Photoshop

The Cross Processing style came from an old photographic technique, when the film was shown using non-standard chemical reagents that created color shifts and changes in contrast. In this tutorial, you will learn how to recreate the vintage effect of cross processing (cross-processing) on ​​photos in Photoshop.

OK. Let’s get started!

The final result:

Step 1

Open your favorite image in Photoshop, duplicate this layer with the image. Name the duplicate layer Sharpness (Sharpen).

Let’s go Filter – Other – Color Contrast (Filter> Other> High Pass). Set the radius value for your photo at which the edges of the photo will glow slightly. For this photo of 1,920 x 1,080 px, I used a radius of 10 px.

Step 2

Now change the blending mode for the layer. Sharpness (Sharpen) on Hard light (Hard Light), and also reduce the value Opacity (Opacity) up to 50%.

Step 3

Add adjustment layer Curves (Curves) to slightly enhance the contrast. Set a curve resembling the “s” shape, as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 4

In the channel settings of the adjustment layer Curves (Curves) select red (red) channel to create a sharper “s” curve.

Next, select green (green) channel to create an “s” curve with a barely noticeable bend.

At the end, select blue (blue) channel, this time set the “inverted-s” curve.

You can go back and play with the settings, for example, with S-curves, layer opacity, etc., to slightly enhance the final appearance of the image.

This is the fastest way to create the most popular photo effect.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

The final result:

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