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Old 03-09-2010, 01:52 AM
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Re: Jewellery retouching methods

R u looking for something like this..
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:06 AM
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Re: Jewellery retouching methods

askkanna, can you explain how you did this.
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:30 PM
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Re: Jewellery retouching methods

Here is my, very quick, submission. Not sure if it is what you are looking for, let me know you thoughts.
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:36 PM
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Re: Jewellery retouching methods

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Jewlery retouching is more about the way the jewlery is shot than the way it is retouched. Retouching well shot jewlery is very easy, whereas a shot with textured reflections are near impossible.
Can I get you to talk to the people I work for? Maybe they will listen to you... ;-)
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:12 PM
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Re: Jewellery retouching methods

acpgraphics that looks really nice, can you explain how you did that?
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:11 AM
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Re: Jewellery retouching methods

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askkanna, can you explain how you did this.
U liked it?

Well i used the following tools.

Gradient, Burn Tool, Dodge Tool & Pen Tool.

Concentrate on Curves & reflections.

Hope this will give u some ides.

Cheers..!
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:09 PM
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Yes, asokkanna, I really like it.
thanks for the help.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:54 PM
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Hi Cathy,

Like asokkanna I used the gradient to create some of the transitions, the pen tool for clipping/masking, but I did not use the dodge & burn tool. Instead I use a different method of dodging & burning to emphasis shape. I also used the paintbrush for smoothing as well as the patch & stamp tools to clean up.

There really is no way of briefly outlining what I've done, even though it is not difficult or time consuming. This work can be done relatively fast, this image took me about 15-30 minutes with interruptions from my kids. You need to be subjective and creative. First start by cleaning up blemishes and imperfections. Paint in areas to smooth and polish. Then move onto the color.

When working with well photographed jewelry it is much easier to produce great quality images. But when you work with poorly photographed, low quality costume jewelry, as I do at times you really need to bring out your creative side.

I hope this gives you some help, maybe one day I will get around to making a video tutorial.
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:04 AM
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Re: Jewellery retouching methods

Thanks acpgraphics that is helpful.
have you been to the contest this month is a watch retouch?
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/con...tml#post261758

I would like to see what you and anna could do with it.
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:31 AM
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Re: Jewellery retouching methods

Yes, I have started it and have a good bit completed. I need to get some time to finish - I have actually been looking for a jewelry retouching expert to do a few weeks in-house freelance work for the company where I work so my free time has been limited.
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