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Old 04-23-2009, 01:37 PM
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Downloading Tools???

Forget below I was being a muppet,dohh. Sorted and installed in Mac now. Just got to figure out how to use channel mixer now for IR photography.

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Hi all, finding the download instructions confusing, not too savvy with these sort of things.

Have seen warnings that one cannot click FTP link on Mac and only on FTP server (which means nothing to me) anyway. Clicked on link that was emailed to me (on my old Dell laptop) and have 'downloaded' a file =which is sitting on my desktop, an unrecognised file at that. The options given to me to download was for Mac or PC. Being that its for my Mac I clicked on Mac one. My idea was to move file to Mobile Me iDisk then install file into my Mac version of Elements 6. Tried to move it to Idisk and got a upload error. Any idea's, am I going about this the right way??

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Old 04-24-2009, 10:54 AM
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Glad you got it figured out!
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:46 AM
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Thanks Richard.

Can anyone point to a tutorial for using the Elements channel mixer to re-enact the facility in CS3/4 mainly to use a blue sky for IR photograpy?
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:05 AM
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Re: Downloading Tools???

If you know the steps for Photoshop and you are using my tools, you just need to use those steps. If you copy/paste here I may be able to provide more detail, but also my B&W tool will make a better mock IR conversion than a channel mixer...
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:34 AM
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I've seen a video tutorial of the PS Channel mixer but could could not relate it to the Elements one. It is actual IR photography rather than a conversion. Taken in raw.

trying to do as in this link
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:39 AM
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If you are doing true IR photography with a converted camera, you do not need channel mixer to resolve the results. There is no 'channel mixer' in Elements, unless you are talking about my tools.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:59 AM
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Sorry to confuse, I am using a non converted D90 with a Hoya R72 and long exposures. This gives me a red raw photo that I wish to firstly autolevel, then adjust reds and blues in channel mixer so as to keep white in foliage etc but to give it a blue sky (as in link on previous post)
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If you have a red RAW image, you do not need to mix the channels. You should instead try:
  1. open the image
  2. open hue/saturation
  3. choose Red from the channels drop list
  4. push the lightness slider all the way right
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:47 AM
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I am not being clear I guess, yes that will take away reds, but as stated, in the link I pasted, one can gain an effect by swapping the blues/reds (as in link) which I am under the impression has to be done within a channel mixer so I am trying to understand how to swap them. If I can find original video tutorial I will paste. Cannot find at mo.
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:36 AM
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I am not being clear I guess, yes that will take away reds, but as stated, in the link I pasted, one can gain an effect by swapping the blues/reds (as in link) which I am under the impression has to be done within a channel mixer so I am trying to understand how to swap them. If I can find original video tutorial I will paste. Cannot find at mo.
If you have Richard Lynch's Power_separation tools, use the 'RGB_separation complete', and to swap red and blue, fill the 'color blue' layer with red, and the 'color red' layer with blue. I find it easier to use layers than channel mixer for this purpose.
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