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This is an Instructable explaining how to create "infrared" like images. These are not actual infrared images, the just look like them, but it is still a cool effect!

Step 1: Needed Items

1. You will need some image editing software, this includes Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or other. It needs to have image/color adjustment capabilities. I will be using Photoshop CS2, any photoshop version will make it easy to follow along.
2. You will need a photo to doctor, I will be using one of the sample pictures included in xp called water lillies

Step 2: Open Photoshop

Open Photshop and then go File>Open... then open the file you want to doctor. it should look like the picture below.

Step 3: Create COLOR!!!

Goto Image>Adjustments>Gradient map. Click the box with the already set gradient, another dialog box should pop up. At the top is a bunch of gradients, click the rainbow, if you hover your mouse over it it should say spectrum. Hit okay

Step 4: Reverse Color (if Wanted)

If you want the image to have the opposite colors click the reverse tick box at the bottom of the gradient map dialog box

Step 5: FINISH

Click ok to get out of the gradient dialog box, and your done, save it as whatever you want.
Yeah, it's based on light<strong> not </strong>heat. Works in CS5!
Works in CS4<br />

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