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Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 3/15/2004 11:40:31 AM

Pretty, Olga!! I would love to learn how to create the infrared effect with PS. Was it difficult? I used IR film in the past and it was a blast. #107310

Paula Lechten 3/15/2004 11:42:26 AM

Very beautiful effect and composition. #425559

Cathy Barrows 3/15/2004 11:42:39 AM

Very interesting look. How did you create the IR effect? #425561

Anthony M. Aicardi 3/15/2004 12:46:17 PM

Very nice. I shoot IR as well. Both film, and digital. There is one digital camera I have found well suited to do this. It is the Nikon Coopix-990. The camera has to be modified to do this. Once done, the camera sees "only" IR. Needless to say this would not be your only camera. I will be happy to share the modifications if you like. Again, nice shot. #425630

Olga Gabay 3/15/2004 1:53:03 PM

Thank you all! Well, making this effect is very simple.

Just open your color image in "Channel mixer" (Image - Ajustments), check "monochrome," and change all RGB settings. Blue channel must me very low (from aprox. -50% to -120%), Red and Green -20%. Click OK, remove the noise (with Smart Blur or Quantum Mechanic Pro plug-in, for example), and colorize the image a little bit in green tone. I also used dodge and burn tools to emphasize clouds and flowers. ... I also want to note that I added artificial grain in this picture, but it is not necessary. #425671

Olga Gabay 3/15/2004 1:56:36 PM

I also want to note that I added artifical grain in this picture, but it is not necessary. #425674

Susana Matos 3/18/2004 12:19:34 AM

thanks to digital darkroom I found this photo, that I LOVE!!!! You have here a perfect IR photo, with the man on its bycicle, the plane in the sky, the pathway and the trees... this is GORGEOUS!
IŽm sure weŽll see this again!! And thank you for the tips, I wrote them down to try!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #429586

She-She Killough 3/18/2004 9:19:47 AM

Beautiful Olga! I was always told you had to use a deep red filter? Did you use a filter? Thanks for letting us know how you did it. That's awesome. I can't wait to try it. I used to shoot IR film but since digital I haven't done much in IR. And I have missed it.
Much Thanks Sheesh

Olga Gabay 3/18/2004 9:43:22 AM

Thank you Susana and She-She K.!

I didn't use any filters, probably I left polarizer on my camera, but I'm not sure.
OK, I can show the original image here (resized). Here I made five basic steps:

1) Underexposuring (-0.7 EV)
2) Adding the plane from a previous shot (It realy was there, but a little earlier, then the men on the bycicle)
3) Creating IR-effect
4) Using dodge and burn tools
5) Adding noise

That's all. Very easy and no original filters :) #430308

bob cornelison 3/19/2004 11:01:54 AM

Thanks for sharing how you did this! I immediatly went to work on one of my shots and here is my finished product. #433596

bob cornelison 3/19/2004 11:38:53 AM

Where did it go? I didn't enter it into the contest because I have to wait till tomorrow to do that but I thought it would show up here. Oh well, it will be entered tomorrow. #433721

Susannah Robbins 5/7/2005 6:23:45 PM

How do you add digital noise (make it look grainier?) #1329203

Olga Gabay 5/14/2005 3:46:28 PM

2 Susannah R:
I added it in Photoshop. Filters --> Texture --> Grain #1352033

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