In real IR processing, infrared filters could be very expensive to obtain. In solution to that, the use of Adobe Photoshop and its certain features such as channel mixer and RGB and LAB colors, photography hobbyists and even professionals can obtain the results close to a real infrared-processed shot. You can using infrared actions to make amazing photos.
Here are some actions that can be downloaded for free.
The action is designed for batching jpegs that have been shot with a custom white balance applied in camera. Download this IR action here.
This filter is used to photograph the objects of nature, especially forests, pastureweeds and photos of landscape scenery. The resulting effect is a color that seemed mysterious, cool and weird. Change the color you can see in the example image above. Download the action here.
This Infrared Photoshop actions reproduce the effects of infrared film or near-infrared filter. Typical characteristics include: glow around the edges, white or light foliage, dark sky and grain. These Free Photoshop actions works best on nature and landscape photography. Download here.
Give your photos the popular infrared effect using Dave’s IR Photoshop action. Download here.
To get the look I achieved in “The Cotton Candy Tree” you’ll need to heavy post processing; this varies from photo to photo so it’s impossible to place in an action. All you have to really do is mess with the blue & red adjustments, particularly the contrast. Download action here.
Dreamy infrared for your photos. Download here for free.
Other Infrared action, please download here.
Need help with actions? Download Action Basics here, a PDF tutorial on using actions.