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Channel-Swapping: Download Free Photoshop Actions

Independence Pass, Colorado. Digital Infrared image captured with a Nikon 1 V1 camera 590nm conversion.
Independence Pass, Colorado. Digital Infrared image captured with a Nikon 1 V1 camera 590nm conversion. Blue-sky effect created by Lab channel swapping in Photoshop CS6.

In yesterday’s post about channel-swapping, I mentioned two techniques for Adobe Photoshop. I created actions for both the RGB channel-swap (red-blue) and Lab channel swap (a-b).

Download this action set here (ZIP archive): Infrared Actions

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Swap Meet! Creating the Blue-Sky Effect on Infrared Images

"Stargate"  Penrose Fountain, Colorado Springs, CO. Nikon 1 V1 590nm (super-color) infrared image.
“Stargate”
Penrose Fountain, Colorado Springs, CO. Nikon 1 V1 590nm (super-color) infrared image.

Although infrared cameras capture little or no visible light, you still produce a color image in your camera. You can get creative with these colors depending on the type of conversion you have and your software. One favorite technique is the “blue-sky” effect. In this post, I’ll explore a couple of ways you can create this effect with different software packages.

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