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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Faux IRs in Photoshop

Cristina asked me about faux IRs on my blog post from yesterday...so here is the information for you!

Faux IR (Infra-Red)

This is the tutorial I live by for my faux IRs written by Ken Rockwell on this page: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/ps.htm#ir

Or follow these steps from his site:

1.) Make a duplicate of the background layer (in layers palette drag "background" over the new layer icon at the bottom of the palette next to the trash can)

2.) Make sure this new duplicate layer called "background copy" is selected (highlighted in blue)

3.) Make a new adjustment layer of type: Channel Mixer (click and hold the half black/white circle at the bottom of the layers palette and select "Channel Mixer" from the menu that pops up.)

4.) A menu box pops up for adjustment of the Channel Mixer.

5.) Check "Monochrome" at the bottom. (Leave it unchecked for a bizarre color effect.)

6.) Set R = + 100%, G = + 200% and B = minus 200% ( - 200%)

7.) set constant as needed for the correct brightness, usually about minus 28%.

8.) Click OK


9.) Add foggy blur: create and blur another duplicate layer and mix it to the percentage you prefer

10.) Add grain to taste (Filter > Noise > Add Noise)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you sooooo much for your kind help! I hope we will see more of your great IR work in the future.

are there any phtoshop actions for IR you can recommend

regards ... cristina

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