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baby jo
baby jo  10
3 May 2004 - 10:50 AM

Any one know where I can get an infrared plugin for photoshop? Been searching but there is an ocean of plugins out there...

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tim franklin
3 May 2004 - 11:23 AM

There is at least one out there, though where I downloaded it from now escapes me. IR can be simulated without the need for a plug-in though. I'm running short now, but will return! Smile

Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 10570 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2004 - 11:37 AM

Try HERE. Have never used it personally but have read good reports on it.

Terry.

baby jo
baby jo  10
3 May 2004 - 12:54 PM

thanks.. that looks like fine software... look forward to your return tim

tim franklin
3 May 2004 - 1:04 PM

Jo,
I nicked this from the AP forums, as its pretty much what I was going to say anyway.


channel mixer is the way with Photoshop. Tick the monochrome box, whack the green channel up to plus 200, knock the blue channel down to minus 200 and adjust the red channel to taste.
You may also want to add a little blur (and/or noise) to make it look more realistic. You will still need a typical IR scene, blue skies, sun and plenty of green vegetation.

Fred's Actions are usually pretty good value though.

baby jo
baby jo  10
3 May 2004 - 1:08 PM

thanks

mattmatic
mattmatic  10598 forum posts
6 May 2004 - 1:26 PM

Here's the method on this month's Digital Photo magazine:

* Channel mixer: monochrome. Start all at zero, whack the Blue to -150%, then Red up to around 150%, tweak with some green. If lots of foliage, do the green first, and add some Red (say 30%). You've got to fiddle around to get the best results (but start with blue down first)

To simulate the glow around the highlights that IR film gives:
* Click D to reset foreground/background colours to Black/White
* Filter / Distort / Diffuse Glow
* Graininess=0, Glow Amount=1, Clear Amount=9

Then add realistic grain (on a separate layer), can make bigger grain:
* Call up layers palette
* New empty layer
* Edit / Fill - 50% gray
* Blend mode to Overlay
* Filter / Noise / Add Noise
Gaussian, Monochromatic. Between 10-20%
* Filter / Texture / Grain
Grain Type = Enlarged (or Clumped)
Intensity = 0 (for B&W)
Adjust Contrast (around 30)

Hope that helps Smile
Matt

tjdj
tjdj  1054 forum posts
6 May 2004 - 8:21 PM

i have a good IR action for photoshop if anyone want's is
TERRY

baby jo
baby jo  10
6 May 2004 - 8:37 PM

i would love it my e-mail is... joanne@joannedunn.it

thanks terry

mattmatic
mattmatic  10598 forum posts
6 May 2004 - 9:57 PM

Terry, I wouldn't mind the action please!!
epz at photon dot me dot uk.

Thanks!
Matt

street3
street3  9
7 May 2004 - 11:09 AM

Thanks for the tip, Matt, I've been trying to get the look myself.
BabyJo: As far as software goes, I've read good reviews of Chromasoft's IR software (www.chromasoft.com, about US$35.00) but have never used it.
Terry, my e-mail is stvmueller@aol.com if you still feel like sending your IR action for PS. Thanks in advance.

tjdj
tjdj  1054 forum posts
8 May 2004 - 8:59 PM

i have sent you three the IR action see what you think.
TERRY

baby jo
baby jo  10
8 May 2004 - 9:54 PM

thanks Smile

mattmatic
mattmatic  10598 forum posts
8 May 2004 - 10:40 PM

Terry - great IR action. Very pleasing results indeed! Thank you sooooo much!
Matt

tjdj
tjdj  1054 forum posts
8 May 2004 - 11:52 PM

no problem
TERRY

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