Archive for March, 2013

How to do cross-processing in SpeedGrade

In our last post we told you about Alexis Van Hurkman’s new book, Adobe SpeedGrade: Getting Started. For this post we wanted to share a bit of the book with you. In this exercise, Alexis explains how to apply digital cross-processing to your images, including use of the fxLegalize effect. Please note: this exercise refers to footage that you can access when you buy the book. See the bottom of this post for a special offer from Peachpit Press.

 Cross-Processing –  by Alexis Van Hurkman

Cross-processing refers to the deliberate use of the wrong chemistry to develop film. For example, color negative film developed in a reversal film bath, or reversal film developed in a color negative bath. Typically, this produces strange and unexpected nonlinear color interactions for creating bizarre and exciting looks that are appropriate for editorial magazine shoots and music videos. Continue reading…

Adobe SpeedGrade: Getting Started – by Alexis Van Hurkman

We’re big fans of Alexis Van Hurkman and his fantastic introduction to the art of color grading – The Color Correction Handbook – has a special place on our bookshelf. So we were thrilled when we heard that Alexis would be writing a new SpeedGrade book for our favorite publisher, Peachpit Press.

Adobe SpeedGrade - Getting Started - Alexis Van Hurkman

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