RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo Retouching "Improving" photos, post-production, correction, etc.

Diamond Needs Color

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 04-15-2005, 05:49 PM
Eleanor Eleanor is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 5
Thank you Thank you

Wow! What a wealth of information. This will probably take me a bit to digest but I just wanted to say thanks to all of you who spent some time solving this problem. To those of you who had questions about the lighting of the client's image I wanted to give a quick response. Her image was photographed in her store which has many overhead spotlights. The spotlights are not multi colored. It is the hardness and directness of her lights that create that colorful light show in the diamond. My lighting on the other hand is diffused and this creates a different affect with the diamond.

T Paul thanks for the links. They look very interesting.

glister, your image looks the most like the images that I see in jewelry trade magazines in which the diamonds are retouched with color.

For those of you who are wondering, diamonds in advertising often lack color and more closely resemble the image that I took than the one that was provided by the client.

Thank you all again and I look forward to participating in future discussions.

Eleanor
Reply With Quote top
  #12  
Old 04-20-2005, 09:36 AM
Eleanor Eleanor is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 5
Thumbs down Finished Product

Here is the finished image which the client liked. Yeah! I ended up masking small facets in the stone that already showed a little color and increasing saturation, adding a gradient or using selective color to enhance areas. I also darkened the stone overall and increased the contrast.

I'm so glad to have this particular project out of my life. I shot this ring multiple times and was never really satisfied with the way it looked. It is difficult to work with an image you don't like in the first place. But I did learn a lot. Thanks again folks.

El
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN3274.jpg (49.3 KB, 300 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #13  
Old 05-01-2005, 03:18 AM
1STLITE's Avatar
1STLITE 1STLITE is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Mississippi, USA
Posts: 346
Well, I guess I missed the boat on this one. But when I read it I saved the images and decided I woudl give it a try, but only now got to play with it. THis is what I came up with, in three different versions.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg jewelry try 1.jpg (77.9 KB, 219 views)
File Type: jpg jewelry try 2.jpg (78.5 KB, 212 views)
File Type: jpg jewelry try 3.jpg (85.0 KB, 271 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #14  
Old 02-04-2009, 07:24 PM
luvmeeh luvmeeh is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 11
Re: Diamond Needs Color

can somebody teach me or tell me what to do?i need to retouch this ring but don't know where to start. thanks
Reply With Quote top
  #15  
Old 08-05-2010, 08:57 AM
byoung byoung is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Miami, Fl
Posts: 2
Re: Diamond Needs Color

Using the natural colors already existed in the diamond and enhancing them, correcting the ring to white gold.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg test.jpg (81.4 KB, 89 views)
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Retouching


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tutorial 05: Converting a Color Image to Black and White grayscale BW DannyRaphael Photo-Art 101 17 05-22-2011 05:55 PM
AIM color space - Gamma 1.00 Ron Photo Retouching 28 09-02-2010 07:48 PM
help with german Photoshop commands please pure Photoshop Help 9 06-21-2010 03:33 PM
Create A Custom Color Palette Swampy RP Tutorials 2 05-24-2006 01:00 PM
psychology of color (sort of long) G. Couch Photo Retouching 9 10-23-2002 03:17 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved