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How to decide a perfect background for product photography?

The first impression makes a lot of difference in the online market. Sales, growth, profitability, and every other thing depend on what customers see and get attracted to. To attract customers, images play the most significant role. Images are that vital part of the online business which helps in gaining the attention of the customers. Therefore, it is important for the images to be eye-catching. Images help the customers in the evaluation of the product, compare it with different options and then make a purchasing decision. Use of good images increases the credibility of the seller as well as demonstrates the product in a suitable manner.

While shooting product images, most of the time, the background is a factor which is overlooked and not given much importance. But as a matter of fact, the background can make or break the final outcome of the overall image. The background can make both positive and negative impact on customers. While searching for products, neither of the customers is interested in bright and pop color background which steals the attention instead of the actual product.

For any image, it is important for the product to be the focal point. In order to get a fit background, one must keep in mind the following points

Avoid using a busy backgroundavoid-busy-background

A background is the largest element of an image and use of a busy background will divert the attention from product to the background which is not helpful for the sellers. A busy background with a lot of elements in it is most of the time not suitable for a product image. One must also abstain from using a background with busy details as everyone is interested in seeing more of what they are searching for.

Use subtle colorsuse-subtle-colors

Bright colors look very unpleasing when you are searching for a product. Therefore, it is advised to use subtle colors for the background of product images because bright backgrounds are recommended for advertisements & banners not for a product image as I think you already visited the Apple’s website once in your life, right?

The background color has it’s great importance as it helps in making the product more visible out of the entire image. Some background colors go perfectly matched with the product, whereas some create blunders.

The light colored background is preferred for most of the product images but there are certain guidelines for images in different cases. In each case, a different color should be used as background. Also, a lot of online marketplaces have their own set of guidelines for a product image and the background color must be selected accordingly. However, for marketplaces, who do not have any guidelines, here is a guide for selecting an appropriate background color.

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The White background is preferred for almost all product images. It has a lot of reasons behind it. White is the most subtle and neutral color which has the very low impact on the image. Therefore, it is chosen as the background Other than that, the white background is timeless and never goes out of the trend or look dull. Even though being lightest amongst all shades, white has its own charm which brings the best out of the image. Also, a white background makes the image look more product-centric and the product gets highlighted instead of the unwanted background. Specifically for glass products, a white background is used.

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Grey, specifically its lighter shade is also equally fitting for product image background as it is not too loud and does not steal the attention from the actual product. It’s another color in the neutral family. Product images look most appealing when they have a light background color such as white and grey. Grey color of the background is also used as a substitute of white color. Where the online marketplace uses white color as the page background, grey is used as the background color for product images to distinguish the page area from an image. Product images go well with the grey background, fulfilling the purpose of highlighting the product and not appearing bright at the same time. Grey color is most preferred in the fashion stores & for 3D mannequin product images.

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The black color is although the darkest shade and may attract a lot of attention towards it at the first sight, but for some products, black color is the best choice. In case of jewelry, black background makes a lot of difference by making the diamonds and other metals shine brighter, resulting in a presentable and attractive product image.

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For those who may not want a plain background, yet want to remain on the basic side can choose simple and elegant textures such as marble texture, grid & gradient shades or any other texture to add a creative element to the product image.

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For furniture items such as table, chairs, the background does not play an important role, but floor matters a lot. In such cases, the wooden floor is recommended to amplify the product image because it gives an idea of how the product will look in the real world.

Removing the background and inserting suitable one with apt color is a challenging task. Either you can DIY or let ClippingPathUnited do this for you.

TRANSPARENT MATERIALS ON INVISIBLE MANNEQUINS

Trickier invisible mannequin items include sheer, transparent or translucent materials, fabric with cut out details, or a mixture of all these elements! There are a number of different approaches to photographing these styles, a selection of these are shown here.

JEWELLERY PHOTOGRAPHY

We are MEGA pros when it comes to product photography but we get especially excited by the challenge of shooting jewellery. With more shine, sparkle and accompanying pressure than nearly any other photographic niche, professional jewellery photography demands near-faultless results and it’s our job to make sure all our clients get just that.

A combination of studio trickery, post-production bling and more than 30 years of experience, our jewellery images will get your little gems standing out from the crowd in the increasingly busy world of e-commerce competition.

 

 

While we love any excuse to rave about how skilled we are in our photographic knowledge, jewellery photography is one area where we also need to talk about commercial understanding. Particularly if you have product numbers in the tens or hundreds, we appreciate that you might not have the budget to allow us to spend hours photographing and retouching each piece. Yes – we do spend hours – particularly if an image is going to be used for print advertising, or in large format. But for an online product listing, which might be updated every few months, and might be one of several hundred other jewellery items on the page – balancing the cost with the perfection is just as much a skill.

So don’t be afraid of our quality! We’re not (last sentence aside) pumped up, ego-heavy photographers – we’re hard working folk who will always try to find a solution that fits our clients’ budgets.

You can read more about our techniques and our studio methodology on our blog pages. In particular, the art of focus stacking, and our take on top jewellery retouching are exciting reads, for those in the industry. Otherwise, just enjoy some shiny, shiny pictures….

 

 

Easy Noise Reduction Tutorial in Photoshop

Have you always been scared of increasing the ISO on your camera in dim light because of the resulting noise in the images? Has this discouraged you from taking pictures in low light?

Fret not. This tutorial will take care of all your ISO noise anxieties and will let you go trigger happy during night shoots.

Noise reduction in Photoshop

  1. Open the image on which you need to reduce the noise.
  2. If you see the image panel, you’ll notice that the image will be opened as a background layer. Create a duplicate of the background layer (just in case).
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  3. Having selected the duplicate layer to go to Filter -> Noise -> Reduce Noise. A new window will open up with some sliders in it. Let’s break them down one by one.
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  • Strength: This slider, affects globally. That means it will eliminate the noise pixels in the overall image.
  • Preserve details: Pixels tend to get blurred while reducing noise. The preserve details slider will bring back the texture and other small details in the image. Different combinations of strength and preserve details slider work differently for different images. You will have to experiment to see which combination gives the best quality.
  • Reduce Colour noise: This slider will reduce any floating colour pixels due to chromatic aberration.
  • Sharpen details: The blurring of noisy pixels may result in reducing the sharpness of the image. Use the sharpen details slider to restore sharpness in the image.
  1. At the end of all the sliders, you will see a checkbox that says “Remove JPEG artifacts”. This will remove any noise that may occur while saving the image as a JPEG.
  2. If you want to make noise reduction specific to the RGB colour channel, click on the advanced tab.
  3. Select the desired colour channel and make the adjustment to the strength and preserve details slider.
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  4. Once you are satisfied with all the changes, hit ok and the edited image will open in Photoshop.
  5. Unhide the layer on top to reveal the background layer. You will notice that noise has reduced from the original layer to the duplicate layer.
  6. Save your image and you are done with reducing the noise.
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Try more night shots

Now that you know the secret, try more night shots. ISO is a very good feature in digital camera if it only wasn’t for the resulting noise. Hopefully, camera manufacturers will try to come up with ways of minimizing the noise grains at high ISO but until then, this little Photoshop technique should do the trick.

Advantages of Digital Image Processing

image-processingWhen it comes to digital image processing, there are many different things that can be done. Ideally, in this multimedia world, it is really important to make sure that you offer the most attractive images. Unless otherwise noted, almost all high definition pictures you’ve received on the web have been digitally changed. This brings us to the need of the best image processing services.

Below are some advantages of digital image processing:

Google search algorithm for images: – Google search algorithm has been completely changed. Now Google can read images better and display quality results in their search engine. Google images/photos may be able to find and read and display similar category image results online. So it’s good for digital images processed by a specialist for quality and gets in Google search. Having a digital image can increase accuracy, high speed.

Flexible format: – According to the requirement, the image can be made available in any desired format.

Keywords in online e-commerce: – Digital images provide visual results that you want to show or not. So it directly talks to the people and influences the minds of the people. If we display quality pictures where the user can communicate (shopping) can show interest. If the quality of the image and the representation mark are not there, then the possibility of losing business or customers may be more.

Digital image processing plays a very important role in education: – Through digital image, we move advanced pieces of knowledge into linear algebra, data, possibilities, signal processing, geometry, algorithms, machine learning, data science and software development. Can. For example, the digital image can display any status properly. Due to the loss of revenue for doctors, the medical diagnosis was done more accurately and accurately rather than the old school methods to identify on the basis of visible symptoms.

Digital Image Processing in the Publishing World: – Nowadays every book is available on a digital platform. The demands and needs of the people are changing, therefore the optimized digital book needs today’s generation.

In the business world, every small and big thing is being analyzed. Therefore, you have to do your best to ensure that all images follow the same professional standards. You can offer some of the best image editing services of reality Premedia.

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.

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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.

Photographers computer with photo edit programs.

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.