How to Make Infrared Pictures from Normal Images


Adobe Photoshop CS3 includes a black & white feature that transforms the colored picture into pretty realistic infrared black and white image.
From the Menu Image -> Adjustments -> Black & White (or Alt+Ctrl+Shift+B). In the Black & White Tab select Infrared. Now you can decrease the RED channel even more (and increase the GREEN channel) if you want the greens to be closer to white. The image after this step does not yet look like a perfect infrared, but by adding more contrast to it (until the green becomes white), you get it right. The result is grainy due to the high contrast. You can uniform the grain by adding Filter -> Texture -> Grain, and then desaturate the image. Or, you can choose to remove the grain with Neat Image plug-in.
Infrared Pictures from Normal ImagesInfrared Pictures from Normal Images

Original and final images:

Infrared Pictures from Normal ImagesInfrared Pictures from Normal Images

Infrared Pictures from Normal ImagesInfrared Pictures from Normal Images

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Tags: infrared photography, photoshop infrared, photoshop black and white, infrared pictures

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I started photography as a hobby in 2005, during college. My passion slowly became a more important part of my life since 2008. Because of using a combination of my photographic knowledge, with those of internet marketing, I like to call myself a "photomarketer".
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