Jewelry Photo Retouching Using Photoshop

by David Matten Maven Technology

In today’s competitive, both online and offline can market your product must stand out from the rest of your competitors. Photographing jewelry is very challenging and tricky as the gemstones can be very reflective and the designs can be minute and intricate. A similar challenge faced while image editing and retouching of jewelry. Jewelry photo retouching makes use of advanced some tools like Photoshop and Illustrator to get professional quality images. We should use proper lighting and retouching to make the jewelry looks super attractive. There are a few steps involved in commercial jewelry photograph retouching which includes –

1.    Clipping the jewelry image into the white background –

Although it may seem easy to onlookers, clipping the images of jewelry is no easy task. In e-commerce industry, it is quite common to use a white background for the images to enhance the product’s look and focus. The same thing is applicable to the jewelry industry. Jewelry photo retouching by clipping method brings the focus on the subject and does not distract the customer towards background objects.

Professional artists usually clip metals and stones separately onto different layers to get an endless and no distracting white background. All the elements of the jewelry are having their own paths and layers separately. This is important because the blending and special effect that can be applied to metal layers are not applicable on the stones. This gives a better view of the details of the jewelry even when zoomed to 250-300%.

2.    Jewelry photo retouching of the metals –

It involves three steps i.e. dust removal, color correction, and removal of bad reflections. Dirt may not be visible to naked eye but when it is zoomed even minute dust particles may become visible which can give a dull look to the jewelry. In Photoshop, you can use Spot healing brush tool, Patch tool, and Healing Brush tool to remove the dust from the jewelry. To remove the bad and shiny reflections that may be caused due to the lighting or mirrors, you must do jewelry photo retouching. You can use GemLightbox tool to capture perfect photos of jewelry using a smartphone. Brush tool of Photoshop also can remove reflections. Getting appropriate color using Photoshop is also an important aspect of retouching and can enhance your jewelry image considerably.

3.    Jewelry photo retouching of the gemstones and diamonds –

This can be done using the levels, brightness and contrast, unsharp mask, hue and saturation, smart sharpen, and other photo enhancement settings and tools of Photoshop.

4.    Create a natural shadow –

Proper shadow gives a realistic look at your ring. It also adds depth to the image.  With proper perspective understanding, you can create a natural shadow in Photoshop

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