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Old 08-20-2009, 05:15 AM
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Re: Retouching jewelry

this is my work i do everyday
i am a jewllery retoucher in hk
nice to meet all
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:11 AM
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fantastic work zenkichan, how about a blow-by-blow on how to make the gold look that good??

good tutorials are impossible to find.


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Old 10-14-2009, 12:21 PM
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Could you post an attachment that's big enough to see details, zenkichan?
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by KeithWilson View Post
fantastic work zenkichan, how about a blow-by-blow on how to make the gold look that good??

good tutorials are impossible to find.


I have done a lot of pro jewelry product digital photography and use Photoshop CS 4 for any cleanup, enhancement, color correction, masking, clipping paths, and any additional tweaking to create the best image presented as possible. I try to always get at least an image 90%+ quality, focus, out of the camera and lighting and spend the 10% left to do in PS. It is a waste of my time to retouch or enhance a jewelry image that doesn't look good enough from the camera in the first place. But if you are doing a retouching job for a client who is providing their jewelry images, then you have to work the best you can if the images are lower in quality. That makes it even harder to do an acceptable or pro retouching presentation of the product.

It is quite true there is very little information and information on how to approach jewelry image retouching. Most Photoshop retouching books that focus on technique mainly show skin, fashion, portrait and restoration work. I am always searching online for any jewelry retouching tricks, techniques and ways to save time and get the images post processed in the least amount of time. Hopefully a pro jewelry retoucher will publish a book on the subject on some techniques in the future, however it's possible there are books on the subject I'm not aware of.

But even so, when I have the time, I am always experimenting, retouching, enhancing and working with my own jewelry images to stay in practice. I search the forums here almost daily on any subjects dealing with jewelry photography and retouching. I have learned a lot of cool stuff here too

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