Amsterdam is such a lovely city, but for some reason (possibly the light) my camera did not want to take good pictures. Everything looked faded out and just really boring, and while I really wanted to share a sense of what the city looks like, I would not have been happy to show the pictures as they were. Thankfully, I remembered that when I reviewed Hot Shots by Kevin Meredith, I had googled cross-processing and had stumbled across this tutorial of how to achieve the cross processing effect in photoshop. So I thought I’d try!
It’s so fun to learn now potatoshop skills, I’m sure I only know how to use about 2% of what it is possible to do. I love the effect! It’s more blue/purple than the usual yellow/greenish thing more usually associated with cross-processing, but I think I prefer that anyway, and now that I know how to use the different channels in the curves bit, it should be easy to work out how to get the more yellowy result, if I ever feel the need.
I’ve put the original unedited photos in my Amsterdam set on flickr, should anyone be interested to see the difference. There’s a also a few more pictures in there for anyone into travel photos.