Infrared Photoshop Tutorials & Videos


Filter selection guide

Helps you decide on which filter you would like to convert with by showing you what you can do in Photoshop.


Infrared focus marks on SLR lenses

The video explains how infrared light focuses differently with lenses intended for visible light photography and how the focus shifts a different amount depending on the lens and focal length.


Explanation of what we do

Just a quick video explaining how the IR conversion process works and its benefits.


Setting an IR custom white balance with CANON cameras

Shows you how to set a proper custom white balance in Canon IR converted cameras. Demonstrated with a Canon T3i but main principals can be applied to all canon cameras.


Setting an IR custom white balance with NIKON cameras

Shows you how to set a proper custom white balance in Nikon IR converted cameras. Demonstrated with Nikon D3000 & D200 cameras but main principals can be applied to all Nikon cameras.


Infrared film glow

Explains how simple it is to mimic the glow of infrared film in digital IR photos using Photoshop


Why the dust reduction feature is disabled after conversion

Explains that the dust reduction piezoelectric element is part of the hot mirror filter and how after conversion the dust reduction feature cannot function.


Infrared filter thickness myth

Explains the popular myth that in order for a IR converted camera to focus correctly one needs to replace the hot mirror filter with an IR filter of the same thickness.


Nikon shutter monitor IR leak

Explains how some Nikon DSLRs have an electronic shutter monitor feature, how the feature works and how it could potentially fog your IR images.


Infrared RAW file white balance issues & solutions

This video explains that Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom cannot properly interpret IR RAW files. Shows how to use Nikon Capture NX2 and Canon Digital Photo Professional instead. Also explains how some Nikon IR cameras cannot properly set a white balance in camera, working in RAW with NX2 is the best alternative method for proper IR WB.

Download Zip file of 3 image files from a Nikon D5000: IR RAW with WB set | IR RAW without WB | IR JPEG with WB set


Importance of setting the custom/preset white balance

Shows the huge difference a simple custom white balance setting can make in your IR images


How to swap color channels in Standard IR Filter infrared images to get the blue sky effect

Explains the blue sky channel swap technique for Standard Color IR Filter images.


How to swap color channels in Enhanced IR Filter infrared images

Explains the blue sky channel swap technique for Enhanced Color IR Filter images.


How to correct off-color highlights in color infrared images

Shows how to remove highlight color casts that sometimes occur in color IR photos


How to swap color channels in Super Color IR Filter infrared images

Explains the blue sky channel swap technique for Super Color IR Filter images.


How to make independent adjustments for color and black & white infrared images

A more detailed tutorial on adjusting color IR photos and controlled B&W IR conversion method