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Old 11-05-2010, 02:28 AM
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Re: Am I going to get fired?

Of course, I'll be glad to.
Give me your email so I can send it.
I don't remember exactly what I did, but with the psd file you'll get an idea.
If you want, you can use mine.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:41 AM
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Re: Am I going to get fired?

Hi all !!
First of all ,sorry for my bad english.....I'm from Italy and not so good to write in english :-(
This is one of the worst shoot I ever seen....but one of the good thing u can do is to clone the red reflex on Jewels. U have many clean jewel on the picture.....take the best u see and replace all the worst jewels. I hope u understand what I mean :-P
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:16 AM
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Re: Am I going to get fired?

Hi helvetes,
yes I understand what you mean!
I will try it, but to be honest I am pretty amazed by what isaac_magana and crfbillmann have been able to do. So i'll be trying their solution first, hopefully isaac's PSD will help me understand things better :-)
isaac_magana: my email is filetrip /at/ gmail.com and your help is really really appreciated! thanks again
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:19 PM
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Re: Am I going to get fired?

yeah a better camera would definitly improve the image. It should atleast be a digital SLR cam in mid range...something like a canon 450D or 500D. Those are quite cheap and have good quality. I dont know what your boss knows at all but that camera looks like some mobilephone camshot...seriously. At best its some digital cam but never ever a good cam...If hes got an online shop he should be able to get a good cam for the money he earns.
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:30 PM
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Re: Am I going to get fired?

This is a classic example of trying to make chicken salad out of chicken shit.

The picture is crap, its shot with a chintsy point and shoot, and lit with a couple of household bulbs. the angle is awful, the exposure is crap, the lighting isnt controlled or done properly, and the velvet form is covered with lint and hairs... plus the jewelry is crooked and isnt even exposed properly. This is some kind of joke right? Your job is really on the line for this? Ok, then do what you can do with that, I dont know if you are looking to duplicate a tiffany or david yurman ad with this, which just isnt going to happen, this is more at the level of a chinese food menu shot, so I wouldnt set your hopes too high if this is all you have to work with. Youd spend less time, money and aggravation just having it shot properly in the end, and it wont look like some amateur hack shot it, that is what you should tell your boss
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:30 PM
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Re: Am I going to get fired?

You should loose your job over this. The job of making them better,
since you do not have the skills to do the assignment. Let your
boss know that there are people out there that do this every day.

He sounds like a cheapskate and doesn't want to spend the money to
make money. Stop kissing his backside. Or not!

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Old 11-07-2010, 03:37 PM
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You should loose your job over this. The job of making them better,
since you do not have the skills to do the assignment. Let your
boss know that there are people out there that do this every day.

He sounds like a cheapskate and doesn't want to spend the money to
make money. Stop kissing his backside. Or not!


So he should lose his job as a web developer because he doesn't have a photoshop skillset??

For a senior member you ought to know better to read the thread...yes the boss does sound like a cheapskate but that sort of comment is trollish and unnecessary.

The photos are crap and I can tell this from a 60px thumbnail! - AFAIAC there is a bottom line to retouching - if the shot cannot be redone due to budgetary, chronological etc. constraints then fine but when the shot is taken in a cheap pop-up 'macro soft box' and appears to have been shot with a pinhole camera I'd re-shoot with a much tighter crop before wasting time in retouching.

To the OP if you can get better photos to work with then fine but otherwise I believe you've been given some good advice...so unless you've got your job off claiming to be a photo retoucher you do not deserve to lose your job!

At the end of the day you can polish a turd but 9 times out of ten you just end up with a shinier turd...
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:44 PM
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Re: Am I going to get fired?

Ok My feeling about this image!
you can not correct this to likes of Cartier web site images in fact it would be easier to shoot this again! because this is shot @ F:3.1 Hmm that means you have very shallow depth of field and your image not sharp any where? this image was shot with
Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital camera - compact - 8.0 Megapixel - 3 x optical zoom = £121
new this is not going to happen at all! You have no starter here!
Ok Who's idea was to say this I can do this? I think you should get rid of that person!
You need to learn how to take pictures first then photoshop it! But there will be some really skilled illustrator artist who could re-draw this image really nice but that will cost you more than your camera! may be 10 times more!
I think you need tell your boss to get some pro's involved with the web project other wise non of you will have a job soon! that include your boss! times are hard and no one would buy crap looking crap! Sorry this may be bit hard but the truth!
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:17 PM
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Re: Am I going to get fired?

Chud, sorry, I miss-spoke.

Meant to say:
"You should loose your job OF MAKING THESE PHOTOS BETTER for your boss AND stick with the job you do best for the boss.

But I stick with the part about the boss being a cheapskate.
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:18 PM
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Re: Am I going to get fired?

Lol Aartist - sorry if I jumped on your comment - I get what you mean.
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