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An pseudo infra-red image of the local plantation. Digitally enhanced in Photoshop CS to create this effect.

Camera:Canon EOS 30
Lens:28-90
Recording media:Fuji Superia 400
Title:Sleepy Plantation
Username:mikeyc71 mikeyc71
Uploaded:5 Mar 2004 - 2:45 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318456 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2004 - 2:46 PM

Love the atmosphere you've created

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mikeyc71
mikeyc71  111244 forum posts
5 Mar 2004 - 2:50 PM

Thank you Pete.

I attempted to re-create an infra-red effect using Photoshop CS. Not sure if I have got it spot on, but it was my first try.

Mike

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synaesthesia
5 Mar 2004 - 2:51 PM

I've always wondered how you would go about achieveing this effect. This is a great image.

Al.

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davidbailie
davidbailie e2 Member 11451 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2004 - 2:52 PM

Well obviously the Ed thinks you did - Smile

well done!

Dave

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mikeyc71
mikeyc71  111244 forum posts
5 Mar 2004 - 2:55 PM

Ta guys. It took me no more than 10 mins in Photoshop CS to create this effect. I am quite proud of the fact I have just won my first ever EC award on my first attempt to create an infra-red style image.

Mike

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synaesthesia
5 Mar 2004 - 2:59 PM

And so you should. Care to share the technique ;o)

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mikeyc71
mikeyc71  111244 forum posts
5 Mar 2004 - 3:02 PM

Yes I will. Watch this space. I have to go out to a leaving do tonight so I will post the technique within 24 hours.

All will be revealed...

Mike

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u08mcb  105817 forum posts
5 Mar 2004 - 3:11 PM

Ghostly, I like. Click.

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user_absconded
5 Mar 2004 - 3:22 PM

Really well done, I'll be watching this space to see how you did it. click.

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curranbros
curranbros  10
5 Mar 2004 - 3:27 PM

I love it. Very atmospheric - worth the EC award

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noseprints
noseprints  11576 forum posts
5 Mar 2004 - 3:38 PM

wow, all the detail and all the different layers of light in there. beautiful!

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geegee
geegee  1029 forum posts England
5 Mar 2004 - 4:03 PM

Super shot Mike, congrats on the EC.

George.

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john short
john short  1025 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Mar 2004 - 7:18 PM

Very atmospheric nicely lit picture. excellent

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paul_indigo
5 Mar 2004 - 11:30 PM

Atmosphere! Well done.

paul

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mikeyc71
mikeyc71  111244 forum posts
6 Mar 2004 - 10:26 AM

Hi guys here is the Photoshop technique I promised to reproduce an image like mine:

Open the image in Photoshop
Go to Image>Adjustments>Selective Color and choose the yellow color from the drop down list and push the yellow slider to 100%. Next choose the blue color fromthe drop down list and do the same.
Now click OK and go to Image>Adjustments>Channel Mixer. This will open the control panel. Select the Monochrome tick-box at the bottom left corner. This will turn the image to black & white. Now use the channel sliders to bring out the infra-red effect. Begin by pushing the green channel to 200%. Now adjust the blue and red channels to the left to bring back the density. This is basically a juggling act so you have to use your imagination to produce the characteristc effect of infra-red.
Now make a duplicate layer by going to Layer>Duplicate layer and click OK this as a background copy. In the layers palette, make sure that only background copy layer is activated. Go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and set the blur to 5 pixels. Now active the background layer and move the fill slider to 40%.
Now to add some grain go to Filter>Texture>Grain and set the Intensity to 50 and contrast to 69, keeping the grain type as Regular.
Flatten the image via Layer>Flatten Image and then desaturate it.
This should now give you a reasonable authentic infra-red image, but you can still make small adjustments to the contrast and levels to bring out the best effect.
That's all there is to it. Any problems sing out.

Get painting.

Mike

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geo
geo  1046 forum posts France
7 Mar 2004 - 12:49 PM

Stunning result Mike and thanks for sharing this technique with us.
Geo

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1116195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2004 - 9:33 PM

Mikey this is fantastic. And thanks for sharing your technique - taking notes and will try to work on something in Elements ..

Well done on the EC - well deserved Grin

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mikeyc71  111244 forum posts
7 Mar 2004 - 10:36 PM

You're welcome and thanks Suzi, this technique should work fine in Elements. Good luck !

Mike

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Skinz
Skinz  1194 forum posts
7 Mar 2004 - 11:35 PM

Great shot Mike.

Rich

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Tashelm
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29 May 2006 - 10:35 AM

Brilliant
Natasha

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