Product Photography: Dave’s Coffee Syrup, great product, tough to shoot

This very simple product shot was in fact very, very, challenging due to the 360 degree reflective surface at the top of the bottle. I tried every trick in the book but could not stop the bottle from picking up some part of the studio, shoot enclosure or my equipment.Check out my work  at www.GeorgeRossPhotography.com.

I set the product on a translucent white still life table and shot two strobes through the table, from underneath,  to create the white background to remove the need for post-processing to keep the costs down. It creates some bleed around the edges but this was deemed acceptable without the expense of post-processing. I then use three softboxes with continuous lamps to light the product.

Recognizing that reflection was going to be problematic I attempted to use a shooting tent (typically, I avoid using shoot tents) but the bottle picked up too much detail from the tent. To solve this problem, I used white foam board, furring strips and duct tape to build a shoot enclosure which was broad and wide and only a few inches taller than the bottles and this did the trick proving a uniform reflective surface on the bottles with no external detail.

Often, what seems like a simple photo shoot can become very complex but where there is a will there is away.

Dave’s Coffee Syrup is an iconic Rhode Island product.

Dave’s Coffee, located in Charlestown, Rhode Island, is a Certified Organic Coffee Roaster and a member of Farm Fresh RI (which unites local Rhode Island food producers with consumers, restaurants and markets).

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WHY PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY SHOULD BE A PRIORITY FOR YOUR BUSINESS

A long, long time ago if you were to look at newspapers, they’d be filled with mostly text and possibly some hand-drawn graphics. Today we live in a digital world of jpegs, pdfs, mp3s, and other media types. Moreover, today’s young people are much more visually-oriented to the point where Instagram– a social media site devoted to photos and videos—is growing as fast as any site on the web. It’s no wonder, then, that social media giant Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion– they know where the money is.

Product photography is vital to your business today. Photos (and videos) are what sell products online. Rather than reading a long text of words to find out about products, today’s consumers are even more about how something looks, and how it’s photographed could positively or negatively affect their impression of a particular item.home-slider-choices-product-set

 

Competition for people’s eyeballs is fierce, so what’s going to make your product stand-out from the rest? It’s often all about the quality of the image you feature. The better the pictures are on your e-commerce site, the more likely you are to have visitors browse, check out your products, and hopefully make a purchase.

Whether you’re a small or large retailer, your success will largely depend on how the marketplace (aka people) perceive you. Just like certain people on dating sites get passed over because their photos are blurry, fuzzy, out of focus or not well done, so do products which aren’t photographed in the most visually enticing way. Professional photos will help enhance your brand and leave a favorable first impression. Think of it from a consumer’s point of view – wouldn’t you feel more comfortable purchasing from a website with professionally done photos?

When pictures are taken, smartphone screens should be kept in mind, since that is exactly where most people will be viewing them. We live in a mobile world where people take their tablets and phones everywhere, so it’s important to remember to cater to your audience. When people are browsing on your company’s site, they expect it to be responsive to the device they are using. If they have to continually resize their screen to look at a product picture, it could cause them to leave the site and go to a competitor’s instead.

If you’re trying to sell things to people today, the main way to reach them is via photos on your e-commerce and social media sites.  Social media sites like Instagram and Facebook, consume an inordinate amount of people’s time. They’ll notice any visuals that look attractive and stand-out from the rest.

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Using Apply Image on Layer Masks in Photoshop

Layer masks are one of the most useful tools in Photoshop, allowing the user to apply adjustments to an image selectively. Masking, however, can be one of the most frustrating aspects of post-production, sometimes requiring lots of intricate work. One tool in Photoshop that can make your masking life easier is also one of the most overlooked: Apply Image.

Masking can be incredibly tedious, especially when working with fine detail or areas without hard edges. Using Apply Image on a mask can give you more control over where your adjustments are applied since the source of the mask is the pixel information in the layer you choose to apply.

Apply image allows you to choose a source layer, like the background or even a merged version of the whole image, and apply that image to the layer mask of your choice, using the blending modes or not, in black and white. When using masks, white reveals while black conceals, so having a perfect representation of the layer of your choice on a layer mask can be incredibly helpful in selectively applying adjustments.

Not only can you see the working layer mask in full size by pressing Option/Alt and clicking the layer mask, which gives you incredible detail to work with, but you can make broad adjustments to the layer mask by using a handy little command. Select the layer mask, and press Command+m/Ctrl+m. This will bring up a curves adjustment just for that layer mask only, so you can change the luminosity of specific areas of the mask, like the shadows, mid tones, or highlights to control which areas of your adjustment are revealed and which are concealed by adjusting how much black or white is in that area of the mask.

This technique can be used with any adjustment layer so you can affect the luminosity, hue and saturation, color, exposure, and others with more precision, either on a small scale or globally.

Apply Layer can be particularly handy for color grading and exposure adjustments.

This image below relied on Applied Layer Masks to finesse the skin contrast.

I created a Curves Adjustment Layer, then used Apply Image to bring the gray scale mask to the layer. I used Cmd+m to create a curves adjustment on my layer mask and used that curves adjustment to darken the highlights and the shadows until only the midtones were white. This means that the contrast was only added to the mid tones. If there are areas that can’t be covered by the mask curve, I can always go in with a few quick brush strokes to make up the difference.

To Use Applied Layer Masks

1. Create an Adjustment Layer and Select the Layer Mask  

Create an Adjustment Layer and then select the Layer Mask by clicking on the mask

2. Select Image > Apply Image

Under the Image tab, select Apply Image and make sure the Layer Mask is selected

3. Choose the Layer You Want to Apply to the Mask

Chose which layer you want to apply to the mask

4. Choose the Blending Mode

Chose the Blending Mode

5. Make Adjustments to the Applied Layer Mask

You can use a black or white brush, or a Curves Adjustment directly to the Mask with Cmd/Ctrl+m

The result of using Cmd/Ctrl+m to expose or hide the effect of a Gradient Map Adjustment. Don’t forget that black conceals and white reveals.

Of course, this gradient map is an extreme example, but the visual should help you see how other effects, such as exposure or color adjustments, can be applied and the carefully controlled using the power of Apply Image to an Adjustment Layer Mask. Experiment with different blending modes such as Multiply, and using Inverse in the Apply Image dialogue box, to see how those changes affect your mask and the image as a whole.

Learn how to retouch your product shots in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we show you how to clean up and retouch photos of products to a professional standard

 

Advertising campaigns attract consumers to the professional images of their products. With all commercial photography, it is an important step to ensure each image as a good quality and high standard for print. Using software such as Photoshop in such industries and using similar tools and techniques, one professional results can easily be obtained at home using your own photographs.

In this tutorial, we would like to show you that using Photoshop CS4 to improve a product shot like the professionals and the image of a bottle of perfume shot. Glass objects can be extremely difficult to light and photograph, with distracting reflections and refractions, which can often prove to be difficult to improve or remove post-production. However, by using some simple adjustment techniques in Photoshop, we will show you how to correct, improve and enhance your shots, improve the overall image exposure and contrast as well as insert unwanted colors and remove dust particles For, to see as consumers again

Follow with our simple step-by-step guide and implement some of our basic improvement tips, which can help you get high-quality product shots results that will not appear in the portfolio of any of the profiles.

Step 1: Create a new layer

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Open up your product photo file in Photoshop. In the Layers palette, duplicate the original layer by Ctrl/right-clicking on the Background layer and selecting Duplicate Layer. Rename this new layer ‘Exposure correction’.

Step 2: Cropping in

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Select the Crop tool from the Tools bar and click on the top corner of the image, dragging the crop cursor diagonally down to the opposite bottom corner. Holding the Shift key to keep the original proportions, pull up the bottom corner cursor, cropping out the edges until you’re happy with the position of the perfume bottle in the frame.

Step 3: Adjust levels

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Open a Levels adjustment layer to make corrections to the overall image exposure (Image>Adjustments>Levels). Begin by pulling in the slider on the left-hand side (Highlights) of the histogram to where the mountainous range begins to gain height. Now move the midpoint (greys) slider along to create a punchier contrast.

Step 4: Clean up

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Now create another new layer titled ‘Clean-up layer’ and select the Clone Stamp tool that is located in the Tools bar. Adjust the brush settings so it has soft edges and is sized proportionately to the dust spots that you want to remove (you may need to alter this as you go). Keep the Opacity at 100%.

Step 5: Cloning out

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Zoom in to check for obvious marks and spots. Using the correctly sized Clone Stamp tool select the area next to the mark; holding down the Opt/Alt key to select the clean area (for each flaw), place the cursor over the mark you wish to remove and press down to clone it out.

Step 6: Masking

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For harder-to-remove dust marks on reflective surfaces cut out the area using the Quick Mask mode (press ‘Q’ on your keyboard for a shortcut). Select the Brush tool with 100% Opacity and paint the area, using the Eraser tool to correct any errors. Hit ‘Q’ to preview the selection line and, when happy, go to Layer>New>Layer via Copy (or Cmd/Ctrl+J) to create a cutout of what you have masked.

Step 7: Remove finer dust

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Select your new cutout layer and go to Layer>Filter>Noise>Medium and blur the pixels with a 8px Radius, or thereabouts. Now adjust the Opacity of the layer to around 80%. Edit the layer by first selecting a Darken blending mode and then Linear Dodge (Add). You can reduce the overall layer opacity if you need to.

Step 8: Replace colour

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Even out the background colour by selecting Image>Adjustments>Replace Color. Use the Eyedropper tool and click on the darkest background area (eg the right-hand corner), drag the Lightness slider up to brighten out the dark regions and create an evenly white background. Make sure you zoom into your image and check that the white is the right brightness and blends with the already existing white background colour.

Step 9: Colour correction

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Remove the warmer tones from the bottle and bring out the blues using the Color Balance adjustment layer (Image>Adjustments> Color Balance). Enable Preserve Luminosity and begin working your way through the sliders, adjusting through the Highlights, Midtones and Shadows. Continually toggle the Preview button on and off so that you can see the modified results as you go along. Remember, you don’t have to make adjustments with every slider; work gradually for best results.

Step 10: Final touchups

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Zoom into your image and check for any unwanted marks you may have missed that still need to be cloned out. If you want to make further adjustments to the tonal range in the bottle use the Replace Color adjustment again and select a light blue area. Lighten this using the Lightness slider slowly to avoid cut-out-like results.

Step 11: Contrast and flatten

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For a final contrast, boost use a Shadows/Highlights adjustment layer. Really push the Midtone Contrast slider for best results. When happy with the final look save the layered file separately as a PSD file in case you wish to go back and edit further. Now flatten your final image layers (Layer>Flatten Image).

Step 12: Sharpen up

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Before you save your final image make sure it is sharp, adding definition to edges and improving the overall quality. Go to Filter> Sharpen>Unsharp Mask and activate the Preview button to monitor the effect. Up the Amount to 100% with Threshold at 0 levels and bring the Radius up slowly to around 2.6px.

Step 13: Resize

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Now you’ve made the last tweaks you’ll want to resize it for web or print use. For a good-quality print, you will need to increase the image resolution to 300dpi (go to Image>Image Size>Resolution). For web use, decrease the resolution to a smaller value such as 72dpi.

Step 14: Saving

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Remember to watermark your images before you upload them to ensure they are copyright protected. Once your work has been correctly resized to suit your output you should save the final image as a JPEG file (File>Save As>Format: JPEG) and then print out for your portfolio or upload to your online gallery.

 

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How to Make an Image Transparent

An image with a transparent background might be placed against a website background. This gives a Web designer flexibility in placing the image on the page, and it can help make the file size smaller versus creating a large background file with the image included. Not all image file formats support transparency, so the two file types to use are GIF or PNG. Most image-editing software that supports layers can create an image with a transparent section.

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Step 1

Create an image with a transparent background. Look for the setting in the New File dialog box that specifies the background color. Choose “transparent background” from the list, or check the box next to that option.

Step 2

Open the image you want to add to the transparent image. This is probably an image with a background you want to get rid of or an image that has a section you want to make transparent.

Step 3

Copy the image by selecting “Copy” from the “Edit” menu. Go back to the image created in the first step and select “Paste as New Layer” from the “Edit” menu.

Step 4

Use the “Magic Wand” or “Lasso” tool–it may also be called the “Selection” tool–to select the area you want to be transparent. Select “Delete” or “Clear” from the “Edit” menu to erase the area selected, making sure the layer you created in the previous step is the active layer.

Step 5

Erase any stray bits you may have missed using the “Eraser” tool, making sure the image layer is still selected.

Step 6

Check to make sure you can see the “background” through the part you erased. Most image-editing programs display a gray and white checkerboard to signify a transparent background, so you should be able to see this through the part of the image you erased.

Step 7

Save the file as a GIF or PNG file. Make sure to specify the option to keep areas of transparency.

Optimized Amazon Product Pictures Photos Photography Images and Listing Graphics Designer

Amazon Product Pictures Photos Photography Images and Listing Graphics Designer that Optimizes and Improves Conversions – Help Your Amazon Listing Convert

To start selling your products on Amazon, you must have high-quality, benefit and feature drive product images and listing graphics that turn Amazon listing visitors into buyers. This begins with making your product stand out from the competition. The best and easiest way to do this is to make sure you have the eye-catching product and listing images that are eye-catching and quickly communicate the features and benefits that separates your products from the rest.

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The Assistance of an Amazon Product Listing Image Designer

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We understand how important selling products through the vast online retailer Amazon can be for so many businesses in this world. That’s why we go above and beyond to provide clients with the finest product image design service possible. If you want professional assistance from an Amazon image designer who is skilled, seasoned and hard-working, Clipping Path United is available to accommodate any and all of your requirements. We can give you access to an Amazon product image designer who can cater to all of your preferences. It doesn’t matter what your specific image design preferences are, either. If you’re searching for the talents of an Amazon image designer who excels at clean, streamlined and modern work, Clipping Path United can help you. If you’re searching for the guidance of an Amazon product listing image designer who excels at more complex, intricate and elaborate work, our company can help you all the same.

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How to: Remove Green Screen Background in Photoshop

  1. Open up your green screen background imagehow-to-green-1
  2. Use the crop tool to remove any unwanted items in the image and/or simply crop out excess space. Click the check mark or press ENTER when you’re done.how-to-green-2
  3. Go to Select and click Color Range.how-to-green-3
  4. Use the eyedropper tool that appears, hold down the SHIFT key while clicking and dragging around the green areas you need to remove, ideally the background in the popup color range box should become white. If you think you’ve removed too much, hold down the ALT key and click on the area where you want to deselect. Click OK when you are happy with the selection.how-to-green-4
  5. Go to the Select and choose Inverse.how-to-green-5<
  6. Go to Select again and click Refine Edge…how-to-green-6
  7. Use the various sliders to adjust the smoothness of the edge of your cutout. Select OK when you are happy with how the selection looks in the preview. You can also click on the image and drag on any remaining green shades to fade it out.how-to-green-7
  8. Go to Select and click Inverse, again.how-to-green-8
  9. Press the DELETE or BACKSPACE button on your keyboard to delete the green background.how-to-green-9
  10. Drag or copy and paste your image into a background you want, have fun!how-to-green-10

How to Watermarking Images With Photoshop and Lightroom

Have you seen the writing on images? You know, the little pictures or words that show the photographer’s name? Those are called watermarks. Photographers often watermark their images so that they are properly credited for their work. Here are a few ways to watermark images with Photoshop and Lightroom.

Watermarks using Photoshop

You can create watermarks in Photoshop several different ways. Here are a few of them.

1. Text layer

The first way is to create a text layer. This is great for simple word watermarks. You can then write your name or your photography business’ name. From there, you can adjust the opacity as you see fit. Try adjusting the blending mode to achieve the look you want. To get the © symbol type; option+g on a Mac, or Alt+0169 on a PC.

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2. Logo file

If you have a logo you can place it on your image. You want to make sure your logo has a transparent background. Usually, this will be a PNG file, a GIF or even a vector graphic. If you are unsure, check with your logo designer. Use the place option to put your logo on your image. Again, you can adjust your opacity and blending modes to get the desired effect.

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2a. Making your logo background transparent if it isn’t already

If you have a logo file that does not have a transparent background then follow these simple steps to create one. First, open your file in Photoshop. Go ahead and unlock this layer (double-click it, then hit Enter).

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Next, use the magic wand to select the background. If the background is not a solid color then select your logo image and then invert the selection. Now that your background is selected, simply cut. You can do this with cmd+x (Mac) or ctrl+x on a Windows computer.

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Your image should now have a transparent background. Save this file as a.PNG (JPGs cannot hold transparency) and you’re ready to go.

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3. Using the brush tool

For an even easier way to watermark, create a brush. This way you do not have to go through these steps each time you want to watermark your images.

To create the brush with the text you’ve written you will need to open a new document in Photoshop. Make sure your document has a transparent background. Type the information you want to have your watermark. Make sure you have it set up exactly like you want it on your images. Once you have your watermark just as you want it you should go to Image > Trim > Transparent Pixels. Next, Edit-Define Brush Preset. Name your brush and you’re ready to go. The same process can be done with your logo file.

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You can now use your brush as you would any other brush. The key to having it watermark is to create a layer and select the brush that is your watermark. A simple click will watermark your image. You can adjust the size, opacity, and be blending mode as you like.

For more on making a signature brush read: How to make a signature brush in Photoshop

Watermarks using Lightroom

Lightroom has an awesome feature built-in that allows you to watermark your images upon export. In order to use this feature, you must first set up your watermark, to do that go to Lightroom>Edit Watermarks.

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You can choose an image or text. There are several different settings that allow you to adjust your watermark like you want. Remember, to get the best results you’ll want to use a PNG file with a transparent background. If you don’t, you’ll have a white box around your logo. You’ll need to save and name your watermark.

For a text watermark simply write your desired information in the white box. You can change the font, color, shadow, and size of your watermark. Watch the image to see your desired effect. Use the Anchor option to adjust placement and the Inset option for further tweaks.

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Make sure you use a logo file with a transparent background to avoid this white box. JPEG files do not have transparent backgrounds.

Now that your watermark is all set up, let’s apply it to your image. Go to Export and Watermarking. There you can choose whatever watermark you have set up. Your image will be exported to the desired location with the watermark chosen.

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This image was watermarked in Lightroom with a shadow.

Have you got any other methods for adding a watermark to your images? Please share your tips or your results using these methods in the comments below.

Picture Retouching Services to Make an Image Look Even Better

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Picture retouching can represent you or your product pictures to the area of a high-end makeover. For correcting any skin tone, eye color, slim face, adjust lips, spot removal, deepen smile, red-eye reduction, enhance nose, and adjust eyebrows, removal of braces many professional photo retouchers work in online to provide these services.

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Top 5 Product Photo Retouching Process & Techniques in Simple Steps

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bkkkThe successful product photography process is an essential key. When you want to advertise a product, it will have to go through finishing before presenting it to the public. The rapidly growing world of technology has made it possible to enjoy the best picture-enhancing services in the world. Here are 5 simple product finishing steps that will give an image of your product that naturally gives a natural look, keeping its clarity and its color combination.

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E-commerce product Retouching services are all about coming up with the best images. It is always important to evaluate or analyze the product that has to be retouched. Determine factors such as light or overall look, in this way, you will be able to find areas of that product which needs the most attention and quickly assess what needs to be done with the refinement process. Be aware of elements of various…

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