How to convert image to infrared using this free Photoshop action. Create fake infrared photos using Photoshop.
In infrared photography, the film or image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light.
When these filters are used together with infrared-sensitive film or sensors, “in-camera effects” can be obtained.
False color or black-and-white infrared images with a dreamlike look are known as the “Wood Effect” in IR photography.
Read more about this subject in Introduction to Infrared Photography if you want to create this effect using your camera.
How to Create an Infrared Effect in Photoshop
Have you ever wondered how to simulate false colour infrared in Photoshop?
To convert your image in infrared, use Photoshop’s Channels Mixer and the Invert adjustment layer.
However, Photoshop simulation doesn’t create a 100% realistic effect. The quality of the infrared effect will depend on the image that you choose to convert.
Images with areas of blue and green are often the most successful to convert.
Free Infrared Photoshop Action
For really quick results try our infrared filter for Photoshop. Online you can find infrared photo editors but using a Photoshop action you have more control over the final result. You can also simulate infrared in Lightroom.
To create this effect I used the Photoshop’s channel mixer infrared. Using the Channel Mixer you can convert any image to infrared.
After the action ends you can modify the Photoshop channel mixer infrared preset. So, the fake infrared Photoshop effect made by this action is fully editable.
This free infrared Photoshop action is great for creating art. If you want to learn how to edit infrared photos in Photoshop you can read or watch an infrared Photoshop tutorial. There are plenty of good tutorials to choose from.
About Photoshop Actions
If you’ve never used Photoshop actions before and you are unsure how to use them, please take a couple of minutes and check out these great resources:
- What Are Photoshop Actions
- How To Install Photoshop Actions
- How To Use Photoshop Actions
Because they save a lot of money and time, Photoshop actions are really popular among graphic designers.
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