My Fujifilm X-T30 Cross Process Film Simulation Recipe


Pot in the Sky – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 “Cross Process”

My last film simulation recipe was modeled after a look by photographer Jeff Davenport. Jeff has several different aesthetics, depending on his project. His Venice Beach Canals series has an interesting look that I wanted to attempt. I recognized right away the “look” that he created: orange and teal. Early color photography used two color layers (instead of three), orange-red and blue-teal. Digital software can mimic this aesthetic, and the strength of it can be adjusted. Exposure X5 software has a one-click preset for it. Jeff has customized his images to where both orange and pink lean towards peach.

I had a few ideas of how to create this look in-camera on my Fujifilm X-T30. I tried out those ideas and did some experiments, but unfortunately none of them worked. What you see here is the closest that I came to recreating Jeff’s Venice Beach Canals aesthetic. It’s not especially close, but I like it nonetheless. What this recipe actually reminds me of is Provia or Sensia cross processed. Cross processing color reversal film in C-41 chemicals isn’t uncommon. I’ve done it several times myself. I’ve already created a cross process film simulation recipe, but that recipe and this one produce somewhat different looks, despite both emulating cross processed film.


Riding Around the Cones – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 “Cross Process”

When I created this film simulation recipe, I didn’t intend for it to look cross processed. It was after the fact that I decided it resembled that analog effect. If I wanted it to more resemble cross processed film, I’d probably set Grain to Strong, and consider setting Shadows to 0; however, I do like the results from the recipe as-is. Feel free to adjust it to your own personal preferences. This recipe is compatible with X-Trans III & IV cameras.

Classic Chrome
Dynamic Range: DR400
Highlight: +4
Shadow: -1
Color: +3
Noise Reduction: -4
Sharpness: +1
Grain Effect: Weak
Color Chrome Effect: Off
White Balance: 7700K, -8 Red & -3 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: -1/3 to -2/3 (typically)

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this Cross Process film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X-T30:


Cloud over Apex – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Four Garages – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Bike & Cones – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Roofline & Siding – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Bike Park Bench – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Tennis Racket – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Razor – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Self Shadow – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Pedaling Around – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Reeds Cross Process – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

See also: Film Simulation Recipes

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  1. Dia eldin Khalil · March 24, 2020

    Thanks a-lot dear, I was waiting for this look for long time, orange and teal feeling ..
    Still waiting to see the kodak vision3 recipe

    thanks one more time.

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  2. Thomas Schwab · March 24, 2020

    Can not wait test it! Going to call it “Cross Process II”
    Thank you! So many ideas! That time must not be boring…
    LG Thomas

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    • Ritchie Roesch · March 24, 2020

      Cross Process II is a good name. Let me know what you think of this recipe!


  3. Emmanuel · March 26, 2020

    Really nice simulation, some tests today with my “old” X-E3, I really like, well done.

    I didn’t know this photographer, thank you for the discovery.
    I read an interview, I really like his work & his very minimal bag, 2 lenses, X100F & X-H1 and flashs.

    Echo Park or Olympia will be really great too 😉


  4. lyrklaunavan · July 20

    Do you have any composition tips? I really like your photos about composition aspect. If you make a blog post about this It will be great.


    • Ritchie Roesch · July 20

      That’s an interesting idea. I think it could be a series of posts. Thank you for the suggestion!


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  7. Cristian · September 10

    Very nice guide! I have a question, if you are so inclined to answer: Is the white balance either “7700k” or “-8 Red & -3 Blue”, or is it “7700k with -8 red/-3 blue”? And if it is the latter, how can i change the red an blue with 7700k? Thanks so much!

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    • Ritchie Roesch · September 10

      It’s both. In the White Balance menu, when you select 7700K, arrow over to the right to open the WB Shift menu.


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  9. Pawel · May 14

    I tried this simulation on my Gfx50r and since almost a week, this is my absolute favorite. I’ve slightly modified the WB to 7700k R-5 B-3.
    The colors are to die for, most people love it, the first reaction is always: “take a look at this colors” :))
    Highly recommended.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · May 14

      Awesome! I’ll have to give that a try. It’s always ok to “season to taste” any recipe. I’m so glad that you like it, and you got it to work for you.


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