With the introduction of the new Hyper Color Infrared, you now have the ability to create stunning IR images that do not require channel swapping. For many photographers, this means they can easily go straight from the camera with many images. In the past few months of experimenting with Hyper Color, I’ve also found a few easy ways to fine tune and change up a Hyper Color image.
Here’s a Hyper Color landscape, straight out of the camera.
Let’s change the look of foliage. For that, you just need to go to Hue/Saturation
Once under Hue/Saturation, click on the box marked Master and select Magenta. Then adjust the Hue slider to the right, and then adjust the saturation slider a bit to increase the saturation.
This is the result.
Want to go a bit further? Okay, go back to the Hue/Saturation slider.
This time take select the Yellow color and move the Hue slider to the left, and increase the saturation a bit more too. This is the result.
Now we have foliage that is all Red.
Wanna go in a different direction? Yeah, back to the Hue/Saturation slider
This time take the Red color tone and move the Hue Slider to the left, and add just a little Saturation.
Here’s the result.
Want to sky to pop more and look Blue. Go back to your Hue/Saturation slider. You knew I was going to say that, didn’t you?
Now select the Cyan color tone and move the slider slowly to the right until you see the sky become Blue, and might as well increase the saturation a bit too.
Here’s the result.
Now you have Yellow foliage and a blue sky.
Using this method, you can create all sorts of interesting looks.
Want your foliage to be green?
Simpy take your Magenta Hue slider far to the right.
All of these looks can be created quickly and easily just by using Hue/Saturation.
Hyper Color Infrared has quite a bit of possibilities without too much work.
Next time, we’ll look at how easy it is to make a Monochrome IR from a Hyper Color image.