EDIT THE SHOT
OPEN RAW FILE Open the RAW file in Adobe Camera Raw. You will already be able to see the infrared effect clearly. Lens Corrections are then applied and the Auto tab checked. After this, the image should be opened in Photoshop.
CONVERT TO BLACK AND WHITE If you don’t want to keep the false colour, convert the image to B&W. You could use Silver Efex Pro, or, as here, Photoshop – Image>Adjustments>Black & White. The Red Filter option was also selected in this instance.
CORRECT CONVERGING VERTICALS The sides of the castle are converging. To correct this convergence go to Select>All, then Edit>Transform>Distort and pull the top corners of the image up and out as shown. View>Show>Grid can help.
MAKE ADJUSTMENTS If the image isn’t quite punchy enough, boost contrast using Levels or Curves. In this case, Auto Curves did the job. Also, clone out any sensor blemishes and distracting features, such as stray blades of grass.
ADD DIFFUSE GLOW To enhance the infrared effect, try adding some Diffuse Glow to the image. Create a duplicate layer – Layer>Duplicate Layer – then go to Filter>Filter Gallery and select Diffuse Glow. The default settings are fine.
ADJUST OPACITY The Diffuse Glow added to the image here is far too strong, but all you have to do is adjust the opacity of the duplicate layer until you are happy with the effect – in this particular case, an opacity of 35% did the trick.
BEFORE RightRED ALERT IT TAKES JUST A FEW BASIC EDITING STEPS TO TURN THE ORIGINAL RAW FILE INTO THE FINAL STRIKING INFRARED IMAGE