Digital Infrared Capture & Workflow continued
Clive R. Haynes FRPS
image above is similar to the camera LCD 'playback' display at the time
of taking. There's evidence of some 'split-toning' and a general impression
about how the image will begin to look without 'channel swapping'.
The display will of course vary from camera to camera (and naturally, from scene to scene). If the 'white balance' hasn't been done, the chances are that the replay image will appear very pink (something like the RAW version below).
The image above is the RAW file version of the 'Summer Meadows' picture - and the starting-point for
Camera RAW - The
Above: Camera RAW dialogue box upon opening
- The Procedure:
Open the selected image
Make an Adjustment Layer (click on the haf black / half white circle at the base of the layers palette) and from the drop-down list choose Channel Mixer - see below:
the Channel Mixer dialogue box:
With the Output Channel set RED, change the Red Source Channel to 0% and set the Blue Source Channel to 100% as illustrated below:
Go to the BLUE Output Channel and change the Blue Source Channel to 0% and set the Red Source Channel to 100%
Click OK ....see below:
At this stage the image may display a range of muted colours, depending upon the content of the scene.
Above: Image appearance after 'Channel Swap' and before 'Auto Levels' - as described on the next page
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