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Old 04-15-2005, 05:49 PM
Eleanor Eleanor is offline
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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.

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Old 04-20-2005, 09:36 AM
Eleanor Eleanor is offline
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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.

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Old 05-01-2005, 03:18 AM
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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.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:24 PM
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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
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:57 AM
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Re: Diamond Needs Color

Using the natural colors already existed in the diamond and enhancing them, correcting the ring to white gold.
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