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Infrared plug in for photoshop?

baby jo Plus
13 22
3 May 2004 10:50AM
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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3 May 2004 11:23AM
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 Plus
14 596 5 England
3 May 2004 11:37AM
Try HERE. Have never used it personally but have read good reports on it.

baby jo Plus
13 22
3 May 2004 12:54PM
thanks.. that looks like fine software... look forward to your return tim
3 May 2004 1:04PM
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 Plus
13 22
3 May 2004 1:08PM
6 May 2004 1:26PM
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
tjdj Plus
14 54
6 May 2004 8:21PM
i have a good IR action for photoshop if anyone want's is
baby jo Plus
13 22
6 May 2004 8:37PM
i would love it my e-mail is... joanne@joannedunn.it

thanks terry
6 May 2004 9:57PM
Terry, I wouldn't mind the action please!!
epz at photon dot me dot uk.

7 May 2004 11:09AM
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 Plus
14 54
8 May 2004 8:59PM
i have sent you three the IR action see what you think.
baby jo Plus
13 22
8 May 2004 9:54PM
thanks Smile
8 May 2004 10:40PM
Terry - great IR action. Very pleasing results indeed! Thank you sooooo much!
tjdj Plus
14 54
8 May 2004 11:52PM
no problem

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