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Infrared photography is the technique of capturing light not visible to the naked eye. Infrared (IR) light lies between the visible spectrum and radio waves. The look of these IR photos is distinct and can be stunning.
Digital Infrared Color IR Photography Basic Techniques
Custom Preset White Balance
If you just leave the camera white balance on sunny or use auto white balance you will find your images are predominantly red and look something like the bellow image:
( A RAW file from an infrared modified Canon 10D, for possible use in a future RAW challenge. A view of Frensham Great Pond on a bright sunny day)
What I like to do is create a custom preset white balance by taking a picture of grass, this way grass and most other foliage will look much more neutral and the red cast is more tolerable. Make sure to just have green grass covering the entire viewfinder.
Inverting Channels To Create a Blue Sky
Using Photoshop we can swap the red and blue channels to change the red sky for a blue one. Here is our image:
Without panel: With the image open select Image – Adjustments – Channel Mixer. With the channel mixer open select Red as the output channel and drag the Red channel slider until 0% is displayed. Then drag the Blue channel slider until 100% is displayed. Here is the screen grab:
Now select Blue as the output channel and drag the blue channel slider until 0% is displayed. Then drag the Red channel slider until 100% is displayed, Here is the screen grab:
Click ok and now you should have a blue sky. You can further tweak the color and saturation of the image by going to Image – Adjustments – Hue/Saturation. The image should look like this:
With one click panel!
Panel INFRARED for Photoshop CC- 2015
12 different options for infrared photo:
02- Canal Mixer Auto
07- Soft Noise
10-Simulat -Pseudo IR
11-Sharpen High Pass
12-Simulat Preudo IR BW
Once this extension is installed, “INFRARED” can be applied from “Window” menu->”Extensions” submenu->”INFRARED”.