Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Faking It

Get your mind out of the gutter, I'm talking about light of course! I've been on a mission to improve my product pics these days. I learned the benefits of using the white balance on my camera then made a light box when white balance was wonderful but not a cure all. Now I'm learning to make friends with the Brightness/Contrast feature of Photoshop. This is what I've been using from the beginning to try and fix my not-so-hot photos but it only did so much. Now I'm realizing if I get brave with it and bump both up a lot more than I was, that I can get even more improvement. Yesterday I fixed another listing, my Year In The Life scrapbook, but this one I didn't have to re-shoot, I just upped the Brightness/Contrast levels. Can you believe the difference in the second and third pics?! Take a peak (click to see it enlarged):

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Vinyl Rocks My World said...

The new pictures make a HUGE difference! The colors are great and really pop! :O)

Diana said...

Great job, Sunny!!! I can definitely see big improvements. I hope it exponentially translates to increased sales!

I have to talk with you about custom scrapbooking for my kids' birth stories. I don't scrapbook, but would love to team with a talented paper fanatic for a custom order in the not-too-distant future. You game?


Sunny of The Beehive said...

I'm so game for that diana!