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An pseudo infra-red image of the local plantation. Digitally enhanced in Photoshop CS to create this effect.
Love the atmosphere you've created
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.
I've always wondered how you would go about achieveing this effect. This is a great image.
Well obviously the Ed thinks you did -
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.
And so you should. Care to share the technique ;o)
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...
Ghostly, I like. Click.
Really well done, I'll be watching this space to see how you did it. click.
I love it. Very atmospheric - worth the EC award
wow, all the detail and all the different layers of light in there. beautiful!
Super shot Mike, congrats on the EC.
Very atmospheric nicely lit picture. excellent
Atmosphere! Well done.
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.
Stunning result Mike and thanks for sharing this technique with us.
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
You're welcome and thanks Suzi, this technique should work fine in Elements. Good luck !
Great shot Mike.
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