BleachBypass Professional is an advanced Photoshop-compatible plug-in designed to digitally simulate the traditional film "bleach bypass" technique.
The bleach bypass, or "bleach skip" technique involves the partial or complete skipping of the bleaching stage during the processing of a colour film. This prevents the silver from being removed from the negative, and the result is a contrasty image with muted colours. The technique is often used extensively in motion pictures, such as "Saving Private Ryan" and "Three Kings".
It also gives a very pleasing, "film-like" quality to images, much like older, fast print film was used.
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Gamma increase, simulated film grain
Simulated film grain, added vignette
What people are saying
"The high contrast and muted colours simply took the photo to the next level. being able to control the colour levels and the amount of film grain that was added to give the image, make for a more natural look and feel. it is impossible to show you results when i went to print with these, but take my word it, the images had a very distinct look and feel. you could see wonderfully rich dark areas and contrasts that made the model jump right off the page." - Normand Corbeil
"I just love the look of it. I don't know why, but I just love it. So, this little gem I'm talking about is called... 'Bleach Bypass'" - Rodrigo Gómez
"Pretty slick" / "Oustanding!" / Nice technique!
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