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IR Step 0

Note the Histogram which is somewhat left of center...

Step 0 Bringing your file into Photoshop

Download your images if RAW, convert (to tiff or jpeg) and bring into Photoshop. I have been shooting RAW just because it allows more control after the shot has been taken. Note: Exposure and White Balance will make a difference on your final result, so there might be some trial and error in general I leave White Balance to the default camera setting (automatic) and have gotten decent results. For editing, Photoshop Elements 3.0 has worked fine for me. If you have full version of Photoshop you should be in great shape. You can probably get similar results with other software, but I have not tried. For Raw conversion I have been using the Canon supplied software (DPP 2.0 or Zoombrowser & Fileviewer).

So here is the initial image in Photoshop Elements 3.0. Normally I would never look at an image at 33%, but it fills the screen nicely for these screen shots. (100%, 75%, 50%, and 25% give the fairest views of your image.) Note the histogram, which is somewhat left of center.

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yehudith 19-Oct-2006 18:42
love your work, am a newcomer to ir till now shot ir with my old rebel and ir. film.(bl.& wh)
Will Clark 27-Apr-2006 02:44
Dave, Thank you so much for sharing your infrared work flow! I'm a Photoshop "dunce" who needs to have every single step pointed-out. My MaxMax infrared-only converted camera just came back today and I'm so excited I can hardly breathe. Your work is truly beautiful and inspiring.
Good light,
Will Clark
Kees Terberg15-Feb-2006 12:30
I use CS2 but I must admit that Elements 3 is a great software package. Thankfully you can open up RAW files in CS2 but with the Canon supplied converter it is not much of an issue.