Jewelry photography is a challenging task as it needs to be quite striking, dazzling and appealing to attract the immediate attention of the viewers. Especially to shoot the small jewelry pieces, it takes efforts and painstaking approach. Jewelry items have a natural reflection which sometimes make the picture look good and vice versa. Photoshop is one such software that is an answer to all the photo editing needs. If a picture has some flaws, try these steps and make the image look appealing and worthy.
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Try your hands on the color balance of the picture. Being a professional photographer, it is your duty to check the color balance of the camera first. If not, then in the post production phase, you can tweak it. Simply open the image in Photoshop, go to Image>Adjustment>Color Balance. Move the sliders and check the color until you get the desired results.
Go to Layer>New Adjustment layer>Brightness/contrast. Also, you can create an adjustment layer. It is your choice how you want to modify the brightness and contrast level.
This is a good tool of Photoshop that allows you to sharpen the image. Having the image opened in Photoshop, go to Filter>Sharpen and perform the next steps like Amount, Radius and Threshold. Use these sliders to see the effects and changes that happen to the image.
To make the changes to the overall image exposure, go to Image>Adjustments>Levels and move the slider. Moving it to the left side will give a different effect whereas moving it to the midpoint will give a punchier contrast look.
Jewelry retouching is a challenging job so that is why before starting, make both the ends meet and then get impeccable outcome.