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Old 04-06-2005, 04:31 PM
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I am posting another image for you to work with.
To get this one the way you want, would need a whole workover, not just simple retouching.
The screws are out of centre, the white / yellow lines are all crooked - up close, things get pretty ugly.
Pretty much have to dismount / mount the whole thing.

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Old 04-08-2005, 08:22 AM
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Never retouched jewely so thought I would have a shot. Needs a bit more work on the masking around the bottom, cleaner gum would create less color on the bottom of the ring in the original shot maybe.
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Old 04-08-2005, 11:31 AM
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Many members have posted their results & based on these results one thing is clear that the results which I want are not going to be acheived by mere retouching, it actually requires recreating the highlight shadows & the surface texture with the help of airbrushing & making it look real.........................quite a challange but surely skilled airbrush artist used to do that in old times manually.

Hope the same can be done in digital inviroment. I am going to try Painter lX with a intous 6x8 pen & see if I can do a better job on this.

Do we have any member with airbrushing skills on this forum??

Thanks
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Old 04-08-2005, 12:29 PM
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I would imagine some one could do it a skilled artist, would have to basically redraw this thing. I would have thought the rings themselves could be physically restored a little at least to give a better shot, the original image is not great, also the focus should be softened afterwards if retouching is known about in advance.
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Old 04-08-2005, 05:35 PM
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the results which I want are not going to be acheived by mere retouching,
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quite a challange but surely skilled airbrush artist used to do that in old times manually.

Hope the same can be done in digital inviroment.
As has already been mentioned, photographing oversized models of small objects is a popular technique for producing perfect enlargements (think of cigarette packets on billboards). Unfortunately, it's probably not practical here. So you need to start with an object as perfect as possible, then photograph it to minimise any imperfections, as a main priority, (e.g. the dark reflection in the first picture is causing problems, lose it - even if the image loses something too). Finally, if there is still a lot to put right, a skilled retoucher will be able to put it right, but for a fee - simply using a blur to destroy the imperfections isn't really the solution if you want a photographic appearence AND a perfect object. (Meaning no disrespect to anyone who used blur - it's a quick fix, not a perfect one)

It may be contentious to say this, but I'd suggest this retouch might really be easier in the digital age - (many old images look seriously airbrushed when you look at them today). But it still needs skill, thankfully for retouchers, that still costs money
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Old 04-08-2005, 07:34 PM
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Meh. I'm getting rusty and lazy.
Camera matching sucks and need to spend more time with the numbers.
Eyeballed the ratio and that's not good.
Should have used a better map as well.

3d render and comped in PS
because i'm a cheater like that
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Old 04-08-2005, 11:44 PM
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Just an idea - I created the ring in Xara3D and added back the diamond.

Christine
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Old 04-09-2005, 12:41 AM
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Just an idea - I created the ring in Xara3D and added back the diamond.

Christine
All the samples done till now yours is best, barring the color of gold is off,I suppose that can be controlled.
Well done!
Is it possible to make it less perfect ie: its too perfect for the real world, so may be you can reduce the transparency of the layer so the underneath image also show a bit.

I was discussing this with few others & I got to know that there may few software which can render 3D images on a layer of the original image.............still trying to find out which software has that feature.

Can Xara 3D also do the other ring I posted, if so I would like to see the result.

Thanks for your effort.

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Old 04-09-2005, 01:47 AM
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Here's a sample of what could be achieved with Xara X1, Xara3D would not be able to cope with the shape of this ring but each section could be re-drawn in Xara or almost any other vector program to give the clean lines you are looking for.

As you will see I have only done part of it - I would be prepared to tackle the job at a price. Send me a PM if you want to discuss.

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Old 04-09-2005, 11:41 AM
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you are there quite near the results I was looking for, rest can be managed in PS by mearging layers & controlled opacity.

I sent you a PM hope to hear from you.
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