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Pete 22 18.8k 97 England
5 Mar 2004 2:46PM
Love the atmosphere you've created
mikeyc71 19 1.2k
5 Mar 2004 2:50PM
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.

synaesthesia 19 389 England
5 Mar 2004 2:51PM
I've always wondered how you would go about achieveing this effect. This is a great image.

davidbailie 19 457 7 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2004 2:52PM
Well obviously the Ed thinks you did - Smile

well done!

mikeyc71 19 1.2k
5 Mar 2004 2:55PM
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.

synaesthesia 19 389 England
5 Mar 2004 2:59PM
And so you should. Care to share the technique ;o)
mikeyc71 19 1.2k
5 Mar 2004 3:02PM
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...

u08mcb 19 5.8k
5 Mar 2004 3:11PM
Ghostly, I like. Click.
5 Mar 2004 3:22PM
Really well done, I'll be watching this space to see how you did it. click.
5 Mar 2004 3:27PM
I love it. Very atmospheric - worth the EC award
noseprints 19 576
5 Mar 2004 3:38PM
wow, all the detail and all the different layers of light in there. beautiful!
geegee 19 29 England
5 Mar 2004 4:03PM
Super shot Mike, congrats on the EC.

JohnRShort 19 25 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2004 7:18PM
Very atmospheric nicely lit picture. excellent
paul_indigo 19 259 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2004 11:30PM
Atmosphere! Well done.

mikeyc71 19 1.2k
6 Mar 2004 10:26AM
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.

geo 19 46 France
7 Mar 2004 12:49PM
Stunning result Mike and thanks for sharing this technique with us.
SuziBlue 20 16.2k 10 Scotland
7 Mar 2004 9:33PM
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
mikeyc71 19 1.2k
7 Mar 2004 10:36PM
You're welcome and thanks Suzi, this technique should work fine in Elements. Good luck !

Skinz 20 94
7 Mar 2004 11:35PM
Great shot Mike.

Tashelm 17
29 May 2006 10:35AM

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