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.
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….
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
- Open the image on which you need to reduce the noise.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- If you want to make noise reduction specific to the RGB colour channel, click on the advanced tab.
- Select the desired colour channel and make the adjustment to the strength and preserve details slider.
- Once you are satisfied with all the changes, hit ok and the edited image will open in Photoshop.
- 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.
- Save your image and you are done with reducing the noise.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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