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Old 02-22-2006, 06:48 AM
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Diamond rings........

Please help!
I have hundreds of stock that need editing. i can do the straightforward(cropping & dodging etc)but want them to look like the second image I found on a website that has the metal looking very clean & white and especially the diamond.

Andrew
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Old 02-22-2006, 07:51 AM
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What I presume is the original looks very flat for an original photo as if it has been brushed or blurred, however, I tackled this with a couple of crazy curves adjustments, one for the diamond and one for the ring followed by a bit of dodge on the diamond and a slight levels adjustment on the ring.
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:05 AM
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Diamond Rings

Hi Cass,

Sorry, I think I have confused things......the photo i have taken is on the right. I would like it to look very similar to the ring (that is found on a website) which is on the left

Andrew
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:23 AM
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Pomeroi,

you aware those are two different materials? One is brushed metal, the other one polished. I hardly think you want to make both look the same?
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:25 AM
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Hi Andrew,
If you mean something like the image attached, you can just desaturate the image and apply a curve to increase the brightness / contrast. Regards, Murray
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:56 AM
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Patrick,

the so-called brushed effect is 100% not brushed - thats the strange thing.
The ring is produced by a company I know. They only took the photo's(as I have done). The retailer it has been sold to(along with other jewellery) has given the images to their web creator. Now he has done something pretty clever and created a very consistent effect on the metal and kept the diamond extremely bright.
I have tried saturating and blurring - never looks quite as good..........

So basically, the ring definately started the same as my ring(polished)
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:05 AM
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I wish I can help, but the problem lies in the photography itself, very crude and amateurish. To take decent jewelry pictures you need main 3 things: A decent camera with a good macro lens, very soft light and and a good control of reflections. The pic you have lacks of all 3. There is unfortunatly no amount of retouching that can make it look like the other. If you need tips on the photography, feel free to email me.
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:07 AM
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Ok, another try, Filter ->Distort->Diffuse Glow, Graininess 0, Glow 2, Clear 18
Dodge on Diamond and darker shoulders
Adjust levels

You could smudge the back of the band to even
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Last edited by Cassidy; 02-22-2006 at 09:28 AM. Reason: PS: make sure background colour is set to white first!
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:12 AM
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ok a little more, sharpen and then smudge of shoulders and back band
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:31 AM
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EXCELLENT TECHNIQUE CASSIDY!!!!

I love it
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