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Old 12-08-2011, 11:24 PM
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Question MyJewelry Box.com retouched technique?

Hi guys do any of you know the Photoshop technique to get a clean metal look on Jewelry like the ones on myjewelrybox.com ? Attached are pics with the affects im trying to get. Notice how on the inside of the rings there a is a clean gradient. This look is being done on all major jewelry companies web sites and print adds. Whats the secret?
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:22 AM
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Re: MyJewelry Box.com retouched technique?

I'd suggest renting one of Steve Koshlap's shows here

Http://www.retouchpro.com/rentals
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:06 AM
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Re: MyJewelry Box.com retouched technique?

Is it possible to buy it and keep it forever? Why is it a rental?
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:59 AM
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Re: MyJewelry Box.com retouched technique?

I would like to buy the shows, too, not just to rent. But, I guess it would be more expensive than, and this way the authors are protected from pirate use, I guess.
Doug, will it be possible to buy the shows in the future, are you planning something like that?
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:57 PM
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The rentals are simply an archive of the live show for those who missed them. I'd much rather people attend the live shows and participate, ask questions, etc.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:58 PM
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Re: MyJewelry Box.com retouched technique?

they sharpened the image, desaturated the whitegold put a little blue color on it, they cutout the stones, used levels, used gradient to make fake shank.....

it is not the best retouching I have seen though
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:33 PM
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Re: MyJewelry Box.com retouched technique?

Always looking at those jewelry shots i feel so badly i want to do those shots, not sure if i have all the tools to do, just i need to find those still life products items to shoot.

Skip the camera/lens part, what lighting setup to do for product/jewelry shots? I mean the modifiers, i have 6 lights and also one ringflash, i didn't include those small speedlight flashes which i have 2 at the moment.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:48 PM
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Re: MyJewelry Box.com retouched technique?

Use a suspended light tent. Place your lights evenly around the outside, always checking on your monitor for what each light does on the surface of the jewellery. You will likely still have the reflection of the aperture you're shooting through and the camera lens, but it will be much smaller and eaiser to remove than having multiple reflections.

Check out second hand book sales. Some of the best books on lighting in my library were written in the '70s and '80s before computer retouching became the norm. Since then it seems to be a dying art. Look in particular for books by still life photographers like Gary Perweiler to learn the basics. I always work on the principle of getting as close to the final image in camera as possible and doing the minimum necessary in retouching.
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