Digital cross processing technique

turtle cross-processed
turtle cross-processed,
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Meet ‘Clown Buachaill’ – my strangely named (by my son) male turtle. We have a female one too. Her name is ‘Clown Cailin’. Buachaill is Irish for Boy, Cailin is Irish for Girl, but that’s not what this post is about 🙂

For as long as I’ve seen it, the cross-processing effect in photography has really appealed to and interested me. And as with all things in photography, it’s usually possible to imitate film effects in Photoshop, and as my interest in digital post processing just increases all the time, I’ve been on the lookout for a good digital corss processing tutorial for Photoshop.

Well it seems I’ve found a good one here. The results are in this shot of my friendly turtle, and I’m quite happy with them. Feel free to comment here or on flickr.

iTunes Smart Playlists

I’ve been compiling my wedding playlists using iTunes for the last number of months, and intuitive as it is I’ve come across some areas where I needed to do some reading. One such area is Smart Playlists. Again, it’s not as if these are hard to master but the power of them isn’t very obvious. has some great tips on using iTunes Smart Playlists. He goes into building playlists that don’t play tracks that have already been played in the last 24hrs, playlists that group together tracks that you’ve added recently, etc.