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Old 02-10-2006, 16:37   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone with experience of faux cross processing or x-pro techniques ?

Raising on behalf of new member Maddy, as the question was raised in the Members gallery, which may have been missed by some . Relates to this shot here :- http://www.pixalo.com/gallery/showph...2/limit/recent
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Re: Anyone with experience of faux cross processing or x-pro techniques ?

I noticed Maddy's question but I know nothing so I refrained from answering with gibberish
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Re: Anyone with experience of faux cross processing or x-pro techniques ?

X-processing is something i used to do a lot of when i used to shoot film, (i could process and print the colour images myself which gave me infinite control on what it looked like un-like when a lab does it). Mono x-processing is something i had never heard about, is it somekind of shoot lith and then process as neg?
I have read and tried to re-create the x-process look digitallly but so far with no luck.
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Re: Anyone with experience of faux cross processing or x-pro techniques ?

sorry my 2 year old was pulling at my arm to drag me away.....

All the results i managed were scary looking images that had none of the qualities that i could obtain manually using the real thing. I have only ever been able to digitally re-produce a colour cross processed image, and that was to do it manually then scan the print (cheating i know). I have tried scanning the negs but to no avail, they tend to be too highlit or the scanner has trouble with the colour gradients (this was on a £5000 neg scanner that i was using myself connected to my computer and i knew how to work it, so i can imagine it's a tricky thing to do).
Anyway, if anybody has any suggestions on how to x-process the digi files we all shoot I would love to hear them and try them too.
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Re: Anyone with experience of faux cross processing or x-pro techniques ?

Nearest I could find is a discussion over on Flickr. Don't know if that's any good
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Re: Anyone with experience of faux cross processing or x-pro techniques ?

Sorry this is outside of my experiance and knowledge. My Google searches returned very little useful information as well
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Re: Anyone with experience of faux cross processing or x-pro techniques ?

Thank you all for your help...I'm sorry for not answering sooner, but I was looking at the "Profile" page (where it sais that there are 0 number of comments, not "My Photos"....silly me...and I haven't noticed the comments on my photo until now

In the meantime, I think I figured it out...what I didn't know is that X-pro is the same as cross-processing.

@Dave: Thank you for starting a thread, I really appreciate it.
The steps were something like this:
I first duplicated the layer so that I can treat the sky different that the rest of the image and masked out the parts that I wanted to get rid of from each one.

Then, some non-destructive dodging and burning...I altered this part later also.

After that I did the cross-processing technique using curves..I found a tutorial that explains it better than I could.

The final step was to convert it to mono.


@lolyton: There probably isn't a mono x-processing technique, I just digitally cross-proccessed it and then converted it into a monochrome image...I think it looks much nicer than if I had just converted it.

English is not my first language, so if I failed to explain something, please let me know.
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English is not my first language, so if I failed to explain something, please let me know.
Hey Maddy, you're doing better than me most days....& it's my native language

Thanks for taking time explain what you have found & how you processed your shot
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