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Old 09-08-2005, 09:25 AM
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Motion Blur on the noisy bits, colouring via a new layer, duplication of some diamonds and then mainly blending and tonal fixes followed by a final levels adjustment
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:30 AM
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That's a question I wanted to ask, is this actually a gold brooch as it photographs in the same shadings as does my whitegold ring?
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:09 PM
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why not try it out too

late posting... but also my first....

Here's my attempt..... lots of blurs (gaussian, motion, smart), ajustment layers (hue/sat, levels), and inlaying.

Since we didn't know what type of gold this was, I did one yellow and one white one...
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Old 09-07-2006, 01:23 PM
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Vadim welcome to retouch marvelous job i can see you will be a asset

Interesting thread so i have "tried it out too " not a serious improvement but just to see if i could achieve anything of this sort, but of course nothing in the class of what has already been posted but it was a change and fun


Creeduk love the change in background

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Old 09-07-2006, 02:47 PM
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Indeed a very nice brooch. Since it's obviously a fish, I simply rotated it first so it is swimming rather than diving. This made further manipulation much more comfortable. From there I made various adjustments (curves, hue/sat) similar to what others did to perk it up and smoothed the surfaces a bit.
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Old 09-07-2006, 03:03 PM
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Lonnie obvious once you are shown ! !

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Old 09-07-2006, 04:47 PM
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OMG! I'm blind!

I'm blinded by technique... argh.... nice one Lonnie!
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Old 09-07-2006, 05:04 PM
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It's silver, guys

As to the question of white vs. yellow gold: There's an erroneous assumption being made here, I think. One of the things that makes gold Gold is that it doesn't tarnish. The mottling on the metal bits is, unless I'm very much mistaken, tarnish. Which makes the element in question Ag, not Au.

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Old 09-07-2006, 06:43 PM
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Lonnie you are right... hard to believe I did not see it .. oh well.

As for the white or gold... It does seem to pick up gold color when color corrected... but it is hard to tell.

I liked the dark background as well

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Old 09-08-2006, 08:54 AM
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Strangely, when I shoot 10K gold items for clients, they appear to tarnish (hence, look like crap)... I don't know if it's because the gold is flaking off, etc... but only 14K and above look good under the lens.
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