Editing necklaces is a difficult task when it comes to Jewelry Photo Editing Services. Because they are made with intricate chains, you need to carefully cut and clean up the pendant. Both the pendant and the chain are usually very intricate. This requires precision and a steady touch from the editor. This is an important step if you have an online store selling jewelry or e-commerce.
This guide will show you how to transform an image from the raw shot to the final photograph.
1. Make sure to clean up the product.
The first thing to do when it comes to jewelry editing is to clean the product. Make sure to check for dust, scratches, and other imperfections to determine what to do. You can clean your jewelry using either the Spot Healing Brush Tool (which can be used to automatically clean imperfections), Patch Tool (use this tool to select a clean area and drag it along the desired area), or Clone Tool (which can be used to identify an area that you wish to duplicate or clone). These tools can be used in various ways depending on how difficult you want to remove imperfections from the image.
2. Filter out the noise
Another option to get rid of dust and scratches is Filter> Noise> “Dust &Scratches”. This will remove any dust or scratches from the image. This effect can be applied to all areas of the image, so masking is a good idea to focus on the area that you want to clean.
This particular project has not had any issues that I could fix so I just started creating the Paths.
3. Start with a blank canvas.
Place the jewelry on a white background to make it stand out. Next, you will need to use the Pen tool to create a path for clipping. Start by tracing the edges of your product. You can then remove the subject from the original image using the Path. Next, make a layer mask and add a White “Color Fill” layer below it. This can be done by clicking on the icon “Create new Fill or Adjustment Layer” just below the Layer Tab. This creates a white background without noise and grain.
4. Polish it Off
Like any other retouching project, this process is about improving what is already there. Start the Color Enhancement process with a review of your image. This particular project will require us to make the charm and chain silver. You can use Curves, Levels, Hue & Saturation, and Selective Color to achieve a consistent silver color. To avoid affecting areas already enhanced, use masking. This is an example of the enhanced color silver we desire.
5. You can tweak your liking.
We can use “Solid Color Fill” and Hue & Saturation to alter the color of the jewelry. This project will transform silver into gold. To create the gold color, use the “Solid Color Fill”. Sometimes, it is impossible to swap all the colors in one go. Because of the fine details in jewelry, this is possible. This is because the piece has diamonds. There are two options to remove the color from the diamonds. Either create a cutting path or use the brush to remove the color. This step involved using a brush, which is easier than manually clipping each diamond. Use the Brush tool with precision.
Pro Tip: For precise clipping, a Wacom Tablet or similar device could be a great option!
6. Finishing touches
For any enhancement, it is important to adjust the properties so that the result looks natural and realistic. We played with the properties and colors of the image to make the gold color appear more real. This step was where I added the “Color Balance” adjustment layer. It allows you to adjust your subject’s Highlight, Midtown, and Shadow colors. You will get a striking and realistic image that looks real and sharp.
This guide should help you with your chain retouching. This guide from the Jewelry Photo Retouching Services team will make any piece stand out down to the last detail.