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Old 02-02-2006, 02:14 AM
Janice Ong Janice Ong is offline
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Thumbs up Please Help :(

I've attached some raw pics and final effect of jewelleries that I need serious touch up with. Can anyone please show me the way to get to this effect........ please ????????
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Old 02-02-2006, 02:29 AM
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In all honesty - I would reshoot, on a plain surface and background to minimise the reflections in the jewellry and get a sharp focus, particularly on the gems. Other than that the only chose I see for them is completley repainting the bands and an replacing the gems from stock photography
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Old 02-02-2006, 02:43 AM
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How do I repaint the band so it looks solid like the final pic ??

Can you pleae show me the steps ?
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Old 02-02-2006, 03:00 AM
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I'm not much into this kind of shooting but reshooting is the best solution. These are simply poorly done.

The problem is these are not the shots you wanted to buy, they just won't do what you need if the product shown is what you want to sell.
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Old 02-02-2006, 03:49 AM
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I can't re shoot the photo.. i just want to know how to get the final effect .. thats all.

I need to know the steps to achieve that kind of catalogue look from a raw jewellery.
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Old 02-02-2006, 06:40 AM
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The catalogue look is acheived firstly by starting with a good quality photograph, in sharp focus with as few recognisable reflections as possible - from your photo it is impossible to tell what the jewellry should look like. There are at least 2 if not 3 metal finishes on that item, without actually seeing it, we cant do an accurate retouch
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Old 02-02-2006, 12:37 PM
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just a quick note for the moment. ostensibly, these two objects are the same ring. however, when i mirror the one on the left and rotate it to match up alignment with the other on the right, they really dont look like the same ring. there are markings either missing on one or added on the other. so, i have to agree with everyone above about reshooting being the best solution.

but, you say you cant reshoot, so ok. what i did was work on the one on the left. i took it as if there was no other ring in the picture. this used mostly push, clone, smudge, and the lighten/darken tool. it is also HIGHLY speculative. i tried to use what data was in the image alone as a guide and just guessed on how the ring might look. i did NOT use the other image of the ring as a guide at all. if i had, it would have looked significantly different.

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Old 02-02-2006, 04:10 PM
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Thanks craig.. could you be more specific how you did it.. i love it..!
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Old 02-02-2006, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Janice Ong
How do I repaint the band so it looks solid like the final pic ??

Can you pleae show me the steps ?
I need some clarification on what you're asking--there are several differences between the photos.

The first photo shows two "C"-shaped items that also appear to be hollow. The second photo shows an "O"-shaped item which looks solid. Do you...

...want to make the C-shaped items look O-shaped?
...want to make the hollowness on the C-shaped items to go away so it looks solid?
...want to paint the gold items so they look half-silver?

Any of these three should be doable. I think I know what you want, but I just want to be sure.

Bart
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Old 02-02-2006, 06:02 PM
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Hello.. i want the 'c' pics to look as the 'o' picture. You can see 'c' is freshly digitaly taken where else 'o' is done nice with photoshop. I'm trying to get the 'c' to look as solid as 'o' (its just an example on what i want )

thanks anyway
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