CoffeeShop CrossProcessing Free PS/PSE Action!

I have had quite a few requests for a cross processing action that works in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. There are many great tutorials out there for the cross processing effect, but unfortunately most of them involve using the curves feature that is not found in Photoshop Elements. However, I can write an action in Photoshop using those curve settings and it will run perfectly fine in Photoshop Elements.

I wrote this action to contain three of the popular cross processing techniques out there. You can select the one you like and adjust the layer opacity to taste, and even mask out the effect where needed. There is also a contrast boost layer and yellow color tint layer which you can turn on and customize by adjusting the layer opacity.

Download the free CoffeeShop CrossProcessing PS/PSE Action HERE!

Want all of my favorite CoffeeShop Actions or Design Elements in one simple download AND help support this blog? Just click here for my action pack or here for a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures. For complete info on installing all of my actions, click here.


Staci B May 6, 2009 at 5:18 PM  

Great! Ok, so call me ignorant, but what exactly does "cross processing" mean?

Molly May 6, 2009 at 5:27 PM  


Amy May 6, 2009 at 5:43 PM  

Rita, girl... you are so wonderful!

Thanks so much!

Abby May 6, 2009 at 6:14 PM  

Thank you for sharing! May 6, 2009 at 7:08 PM  

This looks interesting! Can't wait to try it out!!! Keep those actions coming - you're the best!

star8278 May 6, 2009 at 8:00 PM  

thank you, thank you, thank you. I have always loved the cross process effect in picnik. but let my premium account lapse this year to save some money. this is wonderful!!

Digi Free May 6, 2009 at 10:06 PM  

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 06 May [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 07 May [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

Brittany May 6, 2009 at 10:17 PM  

Ooh... I can't wait to play with this! Thank you! :)

I have a photograph posted on my blog using your Perfect Portrait and DPM's Defogger. It looks so good... I even impressed myself!

Thank you for making me look like a better photographer!

Missesprincess May 6, 2009 at 11:51 PM  

Just wanted to thank you for hosting such an incredible site with such awesome actions!!!! I use sooo many of them in PSE... Thank you, thank you, thank you...

blogged about your site...

cmnb May 7, 2009 at 7:27 AM  

Love it! TFS!

Christa Holland May 7, 2009 at 8:56 AM  

I love your actions! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

Joe 2.0 May 7, 2009 at 11:14 AM  

I just installed this action. Before going any further using it I decided to clear out all the blank entries in my coffeeshop photoeffect actions in PSE7.

These were mostly the instruction pdf's etc as I never copy the .psd files into 7 since they seem to only serve as duplicate unusable icons. I must have deleted something that has to be there? (action in action perhaps?) because now I no longer get the option to show before/after etc. when applying the effects so I can't see what they're doing when I try to change opacity or levels etc. depending on the action being used. I'm lost. What did I delete that needed to be there? Help! lol

Shelly May 7, 2009 at 3:00 PM  

Thanks this looks nice!

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search May 7, 2009 at 3:42 PM  

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Uncategorized post on May. 07, 2009. Thanks again.

just shoot me May 7, 2009 at 3:54 PM  

so cool! thanks again :)

Anonymous May 7, 2009 at 10:25 PM  

Thank you. hsmema

Jakki May 7, 2009 at 10:53 PM  

this action is awsome.

im posting the photos i just applied this too to my blog. you do such a wonderful job of explaining them too ... im actually starting to understand the process of actions.

Stephanie May 11, 2009 at 12:16 AM  

you are so so amazing! thank you for making all of these actions free! love your chocolate b&w action, by the way! Can't wait to try this one!

Jessica May 11, 2009 at 7:01 PM  

You are so amazing! Thank you thank you thank you!!! I used you damask texture here

Michael's Photo Blog June 16, 2009 at 4:00 PM  

Wow, this is the best I have seen, you are good!

Clare March 7, 2010 at 3:30 PM  

This is an awesome action, thank you so much!