Jeffrey, you posted this back in May, 2004. I saved it in my
Do you have any ‘tips’ or can you refer me to any about
using Photoshop for enhancing the look of diamond jewelry? Info.
could be either online or in a book.
I have taken Charles Lewton-Brain’s photography course, read lots of
books, and finally can take decent photos of jewelry.
BUT, the diamonds in my jewelry photos look DREADFUL! They have
absolutely no ‘snap,’ show NO brilliance or fire.
They look like they’re not worth a nickle, although, in many cases
they’re worth thousands of dollars. I would appreciate any help that
you have time to give.
p.s.I am not doing CAD/CAM nor computer rendering, only old-fashioned
photography (albeit with a digital camera.)
— Jeffrey Everett wrote:
Here's a tip for you. If you're using the diamond pattern from
Play with you lighting a bit and you’ll find what is optimal.
Once rendered, I recommend using PhotoShop or something similar to
enhance the image, bring up the contrast and taking out any unusual
coloration from the background. You’ll find the background also helps
the gold to render more realistically.
Any questions, feel free to email me directly if you like...
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