How to Edit Infrared Photos

How to Edit Infrared Photos


Today I’m gonna teach you guys how to edit an infrared photo in Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop So last year I made a tutorial about how to Process an infrared photo the problem was that I was just starting this channel and the sound quality was not very good So I wanted to redo that tutorial and kind of update it with what’s been going on. So, please enjoy this tutorial Let’s get to it Here is the original shot I shot this with a modified infrared camera, and I know I’m gonna get a lot of questions about this But it doesn’t matter which camera you can modify any camera to be infrared and I got mine on eBay. So There is that now first thing you need to do is select the correct color profile Go to your profiles If you don’t have an infrared color profile, please be sure to check one of my previous videos I’m gonna link it below is how to create a dng profile for infrared images and The first thing you notice is that it’s kind of overexposed. That’s because When you shoot infrared it’s very very easy to overexpose. So Check out my infrared shooting tutorial if you want to see how to shoot correctly. Here’s here’s an example of how I made a mistake, but it’s okay because we’re going to lower the exposure Maybe That looks fine now you should have a picture that looks like this and the first thing we’re gonna do is we’re going to get the White balance off of the clouds So now your picture should look like this Next step we’re going to edit this in Adobe Photoshop now If you don’t have Adobe Lightroom you can actually open the raw photo In Adobe Camera Raw and do the exact same thing that I just did so here is our picture What we need to do is we’re going to switch the channel go to image adjustments channel mixer This next step is pretty easy right now. We’re in the red channel We’re going to switch the red and the blue so red should be zero Blue will be 100 Now some people like this look, that’s fine. But I’m going to switch the blue Channel now we’re in the blue Channel make red 100 and Make blue zero so you should have this kind of image and Actually, most people are done editing an infrared picture here But I like to play with colors more so you can go to image adjustments hue and saturation And let’s pretend you want to change the yellows. That’s fine You can change them to any color that you want Let’s reduce the saturation Some people will leave it at this, you know, some people like it like that and that’s fine But I am more comfortable editing it in Adobe Lightroom So that’s what we’re gonna do. We’re gonna save and It should open again in Adobe Lightroom. Here is our image now you can do this in Photoshop but I just like Adobe Lightroom much more so We’re going to reduce the highlights Increase some of the shadows and the whites That’s looking pretty nice now these these settings are subjective, you know like You can copy my settings. I expect the same picture because there’s different life. You have to play around with the settings and get Get something for your own picture But I’m going to change these trees to be kind of pink because I like pink Now I’m gonna go to the red channel because orange does have some red I’m gonna reduce the Reds all the way by 100 and I’m going to reduce the saturation Now like I said these settings are I’m just looking at them and playing around with them there is no exact setting for this so Copying me is not going to help you and I’m gonna play with the orange Channel to Something around and reduce the saturation And I’m gonna increase the luminance There we go, and I’m going to make it kind of more a more natural blue and increase the luminous From here you can do whatever you like But when you look at an infrared picture, the trees are usually kind of blurry, so I’m going to reduce the clarity Now when you look at the trees you’ll give it kind of a little windy effect like the trees are actually kind of moving But it’s kind of a the infrared glow that many of us love Now when you look at them It has kind of a little glow effect So that’s it for this in for a tutorial. I hope you guys really enjoyed it. I’m actually planning on making a video describing the differences like an infrared guide between infrared filters like the Hoya r72 filter and a modified infrared camera or a Full-spectrum camera, so stay tuned for that be sure to leave a like and leave a comment or subscribe because you know that really helps out my channel and I hope to see you guys around some more. So have a nice day You

25 thoughts on “How to Edit Infrared Photos

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  • March 5, 2019 at 11:03 am
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  • March 7, 2019 at 1:53 pm
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  • March 8, 2019 at 9:04 am
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    Awesome vid man!

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  • March 8, 2019 at 10:23 pm
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    Just subscribed your channel and my channel are kind of simular and i really like your content im also a small youtuber i hope we can support each other

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  • March 10, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Can you do the switching of the colour channels in lightroom as I do not have Photoshop?

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  • March 11, 2019 at 11:49 am
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    Nice easy tutorial I have been shooting IR photography using a Hoya R72 filter and struggling with the colors partially because lightroom keeps crashing will keep trying thanks!

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  • March 12, 2019 at 4:16 am
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    Amazing tutorial, as usual. Love your work and your tutorials, please keep them coming.

    I do have a question regarding infrared photography (might come of as stupid tho): is it possible to do infrared with smartphones? Lots of them are capable of shooting raw for the dng profiles, and I was wondering if it's possible after somehow mounting the hoya R72 onto them?

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  • March 18, 2019 at 4:36 am
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    Nice tutorial, Sir. I'm following this now

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  • May 28, 2019 at 3:21 am
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    Really interesting tutorial Noealz! Thanks for sharing!!
    I've been thinking about converting my old gh4 to infrared for some interesting looks and your video has peaked my interest!!
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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:25 pm
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  • May 31, 2019 at 2:30 pm
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    where do i buy a infrared camera

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