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Old 05-19-2006, 11:08 AM
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chrome bowl - not stainless steel - HELP!!

Here's a before and after, and I'm not pleased. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:27 AM
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Looks pretty good to me

I couldn't do any better. I would like to know what you did to get it that way.
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:32 AM
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I couldn't do any better. I would like to know what you did to get it that way.
You don't think it loooks too much like stainless?
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:41 AM
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I couldn't do any better. I would like to know what you did to get it that way.
No big deal... I isolated the inside of the bowl as part of my original outlining, eye droppered color from outtside the bowl and painted out the bad reflections. Then went back in and hazed with white after setting the levels to a more grey value. Then added pure white till it looked better. I just can't get what I think is a chrome look.
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Old 05-19-2006, 12:44 PM
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i desaturated the bowl and lightened it a little, maybe this helps?
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Old 05-19-2006, 05:07 PM
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Higher contrast and a touch of highlight in the bowl to make it look more reflective. Any help?
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Old 05-21-2006, 10:39 AM
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Thank you all for your help.

Maybe I'm just too hard to please.

Getting the shot right in the first place with a tent probably would have been the answer. I thought while shooting it I could Photoshop in stuff to get rid of the studio reflections, then I sent the product back to the client. I won't ask for the product back but will know next time to build a tent. I know this stuff but THOUGHT I could make it. I was wrong. You folks are great to chip in. Thanks!
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Old 10-08-2010, 04:34 AM
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Re: chrome bowl - not stainless steel - HELP!!

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Inconel 600® can be used in the heat-treating industry for muffles, furnace components, and for heat-treating baskets and trays
Good to know

As for the chroming I think at the moment it's too much like stainless steel, I think the source image and the way it was photographed could be a problem, the lighting is directly visible in the reflections. Perhaps distorting real chrome or made chrome could be considered. As you have noted faking chrome is never easy.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:07 AM
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Re: chrome bowl - not stainless steel - HELP!!

LOL... gave this chrome thingy a shot... then looked at the date of the original post (May 2006)... Me thinks the problem might be resolved by now! ...

But, seeing as I went to the trouble of making a quickie sample, before I noticed the date, I gonna post anyway!

Reminder to self... Check the dates of the OP!
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:09 AM
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Re: chrome bowl - not stainless steel - HELP!!

lol, trust me to breathe life into the dead. Still nice work Ol Baldy
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