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Use this one to find out how to use Channel Mixer to achieve surreal color casts in your digital infrared photos For more infrared secrets, see what you’re missing – come to our digital infrared photography workshop!
STEP 1: open your image,
STEP 2: go to Image>adjust>auto levels. To get this
STEP 3: now go to Image>adjust>channel mixer and make sure the Output Channel drop down box says “Red.”
In the Source channels slider below this, change the 100 to 0, for the Red channel (top slider), and change the Blue slider from 0 to 100.
You will get something that looks like this.
STEP 4: next, go to the Source channels drop down, and select the Blue channel. Make the Red channel 100 (from 0) and the Blue channel 0 form 100. Your image will look a bit like this.
The last step is to go to Image>Adjust> Hue and Saturation and bump down the magenta saturation until your foliage looks whitish. Then you can also bump down the Master saturation to avoid a really obviously manipulated image.
I find this technique works best when you have a clear sky with some cloud – for interest; AND when the you are shooting AWAY from the sun, maximizing the amount of IR reflection.
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