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Old 05-03-2010, 02:07 AM
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Matching colors of diamonds

Hey everyone,
I'm having troubles replicating the color of a diamond onto another diamond and was wondering if anyone could give me some tips, Im trying to replicate the chocolate diamond and pink gold onto a silver ring with just a regular diamond.. any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:08 AM
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Re: Matching colors of diamonds

Hi Derene,

is it something like this you have in mind?
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:16 AM
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yes!! something like that. would you mind if I asked how you did it?
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:12 AM
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Re: Matching colors of diamonds

Hi again Derene!

Here is what I did:
  • Duplicated the Background, inverted it (Ctrl+I) and set the Blending Mode of the duplicate to Soft Light (adjust Opacity if necessary)(*)
  • Created 2 new Layers, filled them with colour picked from the chocolate diamond : I used #caa06e. Created Black Layer Masks for both new Layers.
  • Used the two colour filled Layers to colour main and side diamonds separately (see Attachment 1 for Blending Mode and Opacity).
  • Used Color Balance and Hue&Saturation Adjustment Layers to color the ring itself. (Blending Mode for both Adjustment Layers = Color, Values in Attachment 2 and 3).
  • Used the Dodge Tool at lower Exposure (20-30%) to brighten up the diamonds
(*) The reason for this is to balance Shadows and Highlights in the picture since pure white or nearly so and pure black or nearly so cannot be coloured ... or nearly so.

Hope this helps
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:17 PM
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Re: Matching colors of diamonds

Flora! I was just thinking about you the other day and wishing you would show up with one of your restores or ANYTHING. Beautiful job on the ring. It looks perfect.
I miss seeing your work and sometimes go looking for old threads that you helped out on.
Nan
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:03 AM
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Re: Matching colors of diamonds

Thank you so much. That was a big help.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:52 AM
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Hi!

Nan
, thank you so much for your kindness!!!

Derene, so glad I could help!
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:52 AM
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Haha Nan, I hate to make Flora cringe, but I also hunt for her responses to challenges
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:36 PM
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Hi Mike!!!

Sorry to have missed your post....

Thank you .... You don't make me "cringe" at all .... I just feel warmly welcomed back and happy to be with friends like you and Nan!!!
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