Digitally Creating a Chroma Negative

Tutorial #4-Jan 2011-How to Make a Chrome Negative
By: Cynthia Powell
This technique can be applied to a variety of photographs, so play with a few and have some fun!
Note: You can click on any of the photos to enlarge them to see the settings I used.  

                         Before                                                        After   

Step 1: Open your image and make a duplicate.  “Control J” 

Step 2: Click the new layer icon in the layers panel and fill it with white using the paint bucket.  Change the opacity to about 40%.  >Layer, >Merge Down.

Step 3:  Duplicate this layer-“Control J”  

Step 4:  We are working on the Background Copy 2.  Click filter, >Stylize, >Find Edges 

Step 5: Click layer, >Adjustment Layer, >Levels and adjust the "Input Levels" slider to lighten the image. >Layer, >Merge Down.

Step 6:  In the layers palette, click the drop down menu for the blending modes and select “Difference”

Step 7: Now Click the Background Copy to activate it and apply an “Overlay” blending Mode with an opacity of 40%. 

Step 8: Click and drag the background copy 2 under the background copy

Step 9: Click Layers, >Merge Down and change the opacity again to around 78%.  >Layers, >Flatten.

Step 10: Click Filter, >Artistic, >Film Grain  Make needed adjustments with the sliders.  Save as .jpeg.