This is the right place to find your free Photo shop CS tutorial for digital infrared photography. You’ll find out what to do with that weird looking digital infrared image in your camera using post-processing techniques in Photoshop.
Or, NEW! you can download my new Photoshop Actions for Infrared Photography. All the step that I use are in these Actions, one click and you can do exactly what i do. They are also customizable so if your images need a little bit more tweaking, you get still get the same perfect infrared look!.
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Or you can do your post production the old school way – one layer at a time :-)… Method #1
You got the filter, you got the camera, you adjusted your D70 to the right settings, you have the perfect sunlight, and the perfect shot. CLICK! You got it!
You preview your masterpiece and what do ho see? Hmmmm…red, red and more red!
Panic not. Here’s how to turn that weird image, like this…
into a much more interesting digital infrared photograph, like this,
There are hundreds of ways you can make your digital infrared photos more interesting, but this is one of my favorites. STEP 1: open your image
STEP 2: Go to Image>Adjustment>Auto Levels, click.
STEP 3: You may like this effect, if so save your images as a PSD file so you can adjust it again later without any degradation to the file. If you want to make a few more adjustments, proceed to the next step.
STEP 4: go to Image>Adjustment>Hue/Saturation, and bump the saturation down till you like the effect. Depending on my image I take it right down to –70 in some cases.
STEP 5: If you like it, save it as a PSD, for future manipulation. Now you can save it as a TIFF or JPG for printing, publishing on the Web or sharing with your friends!
How easy is that!
Free Photo shop CS tutorial for Digital Infrared photography with the D70 – Video Version, #1
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More Free Photo shop CS tutorials for digital infrared photography
METHOD 2: Using the Channel Mixer to achieve surreal colors
METHOD 3: Black and White Infrared Tutorial (Coming November 30th)
Don’t have Photoshop yet? Get it here. You’ll need it for the next round of D70 tutorials, where we discuss using the D70 and its amazing NEF format – Photoshop’s built-in NEF converter does the trick!