Jewelry Photo Retouching

Professional Jewellery Retouching Service

Photographers and photo retouching artists have a different standard for jewellery product photos. It’s not enough for a picture to show the design of the piece — it should also show the sparkle of the gem, the sheen of the silver or gold setting and the clean lines that indicate the expertise of the hands that crafted it.

These are the features of jewelry that may be difficult to capture on camera. With our jewelry photo editing service, your jewelry photos will be as enticing and attractive as the real thing.

A DSLR camera could capture minute details, but the resulting picture tends to look clinical — hardly the kind of product image that would catch the attention and the fancy of buyers.

Jewellery is also tricky to photograph. Rings, necklaces and bracelets can’t be upright on their own. They only appear dynamic when they’re worn, held by hand or propped up against something else. So, thought it’s perfectly fine to photograph jewellery on a model, your clients will still need product pictures featuring nothing else but their jewellery. Paper Boat Creative can produce those photos for you and your client.

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Our Jewelry Photo Editing Services

The Paper Boat Creative team is adept at making jewellery photos look as realistic as possible. We pay attention to the tiniest details, from the clarity of the filigree to the way the light bounces off the metal or precious stone. We aim for realistic results, but we make sure to highlight the best features of every piece of jewellery.

Showing Jewellery in the Best Light Possible

Artificial light could dull the glimmer of the stone or reduce the lustre of polished silver, gold, and aluminium. Excessively bright natural light, meanwhile, could overexpose the photo and conceal the best features of the jewellery. We can correct these flaws so that they don’t detract from the overall beauty of the pieces.

When your photographing conditions are less than ideal, you have our services to fall back on. Our jewelry photo retouching services are designed to bring out the best in the jewellery photos you take. Whether they are for print, Internet marketing or e-commerce websites, the images we retouch can catch the eye of the target audiences.

Impress your clients with our high-end photo editing techniques. 

High-End Jewelry

High-End Jewellery

An idea may come to you well after your photo shoot, or you might discover much later that your shooting angle doesn’t flatter the Jewellery you’re photographing. In these situations, count on us to bring your creative vision to life.

Jewellery Shadow Creation

Jewellery Shadow

Shadows add dimension and depth to a 2D image. It takes a practised eye and extensive knowledge of Photoshop and Lightroom tools to produce shadows that can make jewellery photos look realistic and appealing.

Matthiew Deluc Jewelry Retouch

Background Cleaning and

Even the most thorough cleaning can’t guarantee that a piece of jewellery will look polished on a photograph. Smudges and scratches could still be visible and diminish its appeal whether in print or on screen. Our photo editing service can solve this problem.

Dust and Poor Reflection

Apart from flaws in the facade of the gems and setting, dust and distracting reflections can also reduce the advertising potential of your photos. Trust us to pore over every inch of your pictures and polish them to be print- and website-ready.

Jewellery Colour Correction
and Editing

When your lighting isn’t up to scratch, trust that our post-production services will put everything to rights. We will consult with you to ensure that we get the perfect colour, shade and brilliance of the jewellery you photographed.

Jewellery Photo

Your photos should please not only your clients but also their customers. From the texture of the jewellery to the sparkle of the stones, a product photo must effectively convey its value and appeal. You can achieve this through our editing service for jewellery photos.

A Peek into Our Jewellery Photo Retouching Services

We get many inquiries to about jewelry photo editing services. Most of the time it will be for diamond engagement rings or wedding rings. We’ll explain the general steps taken to making the images stand out with brilliance. We’ve handled this for years so probably by accident, and not to sound boastful, we have become experts at photo retouching jewelry for eCommerce.

Diamonds. Ah the indestructible little rock everyone drop their jaws over. Such a tiny object bursting with light reflected hundreds of times over, and with a slightly different color bouncing each second you look at it.

ring before and after editing

It’s a rare object that can be stared at, literally for years, and each time it feels like you’re discovering a new color or cut or reflection within it.

Now, freeze time. Take a photo of it and see how dull it becomes all of a sudden. There can be dust on it that you never spotted before, some of the deeper cuts can’t be seen because it’s tilted one way, not the other. The very soft color bounce disappears. It’s either too dark or too bright. The metal underneath makes parts of the diamond less sparkly.

making the diamond sparkly

So many errors just from one snap. Even the most professional photographer can’t bring you that authentic diamond dazzle.

Time to correct the shot.

1. Dust Cleaning

step 1 jewelry dust cleaning

We begin with a digital sweep of the stone, removing any dust and scratches that might exist. Dust clings on to everything so don’t be shocked if your 3-karat diamond all of a sudden looks like the inside of a vaccuum machine. It’s normal. We’ll fix it on photoshop.

2. Base Level Adjustments

step 2 base level adjustments

Now we’ll do a little play with some photoshop adjustment settings like levels, curves, selective color, hue and saturation and channels to see how far we can edit this stone without breaking it. By “breaking” we mean that the stone retains its beautiful cuts and does not become overly bright all of a sudden.

3. Digital Masking Over the Diamond Cuts

step 3 image masking over the diamond cuts

Now it’s time to inspect the cuts carefully and see how to enhance it. Our human eye can see the cut in a second, but unfortunately the camera might miss a few important lines in the diamond.
We select the cuts one by one and either brighten up one area or do very gentle painting over that area.

The cuts of the diamond can hundreds of polygons. Our job is to have a thorough look through it and trace over it, then sparkle it up some more.

4. Preserving the Color

This is probably one of the trickiest parts of the image. Look at real diamond and you’ll see a rainbow in there. Diamonds also sometimes reflect more blue, pink or yellow depending on what type you have. Just as a rainbow has so many colors within a limited space, so does every cut of the diamond. We normally have to add the color in manually and paint it like a rainbow inside a few select shiny cuts of the gemstone.

step 4 preserving the color of the diamond

5. Final Top Adjustments

Then we do our very final top adjustments such as applying very slight sharpen, contrast, fixing the color balance and overall exposure.

Wait, we’re not done!

  1. Show the work to the client – jewellery retail clients all have their own opinion on what they think looks best. We’ve had clients who love images very very bright, while others like the more natural approach. Others insist on blue tints always while others insist on it being almost all black and white. The final finish of editing diamonds is subjective. But we are here to listen to you.
  2. Last and hopefully the final step- adjust all our edited layers to match the style the client wants best.
step 5 final adjustments for the edited jewelry image

How Long Does It Take To Do Jewelry Retouching

Getting the first diamond edited for online shops is normally the longest since we have to wait for the exact style needed. It can take about 3 – 5 hours. But then, when we apply that same jewelry retouching technique manually to the other similar images it can be reduced to about 2 – 2.5 hours.

jewelry editing before and after

We See Things Through, from Beginning to End

We want you involved in every phase of the photo enhancement process. We have dedicated account managers who oversee all aspects of the project, making sure we meet your needs and exceed your expectations. With Paper Boat Creative, expect a stunning finish that leaves a lasting impression.

Paper Boat Creative: The Preferred Photo Retouching Company of Jewelry Photographers

Jewellery editing and retouching require a keen eye for details and an understanding of how light bounces off from different kinds of precious gemstones and metals. Having worked with jewellery photographers for years, we know that preserving the sheen of a setting is just as important as showing the sparkle of the stone. We know that the cutting style of a gem affects its sparkle, and that white topaz, while colourless and may stand-in for a diamond, doesn’t have the same brilliance as the actual stone.

Our principle in jewellery photo retouching is simple: show the products in their best form without departing from their reality. We want your photos to attract potential buyers while staying true to the gems’ natures.

High-End Jewellery Enhancement

The Paper Boat Creative team is proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Logic Pro.

We enhance colours, correct textures and remove scratches and flaws visible on your raw photos. Moreover, we composite images whenever necessary to make the best photo. Our photo retouching experts also make clever use of shadows and lighting gradient to emphasise the main feature of each piece of jewellery, whether it’s a filigreed setting or a spectrum of colours you can only glimpse from certain angles.

These edits take time which you may not have. PaperBoat Creative can take over these tasks and help you get on track with your other commitments. 

Dependable Professionals Offering High-End Services to Photography Businesses

Impress your clients and earn their confidence with our jewellery photo editing and retouching services. With Paper Boat Creative, you get high-quality, advertorial-ready edits and attentive customer service. From beginning to end, our staff will keep you up to date on our photo enhancement processes.

When your clients have a hard time choosing photos because your pictures are so good, they will trust you to do their visuals over your competitors. Make each photo count with Paper Boat Creative. Contact us today.


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