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Getting started with the right kind of photograph can make or break your work before you even get started in an Adobe Photoshop. Finding the right image with correct resolution and size can make all the difference depending on the output. Here's some examples of a good starting photograph. In this shot, we have a white bottle on a dark background. And this is a good idea, if you're trying to separate the subject from the background. We have a lot of contrast between the bottle itself and the background. The same situation occurs here, where we have a very dark subject on a white background.
But the more important aspect to look at is on the interior of the product. There's good lighting giving me good reflection inside of the product and around the exterior. So there's less work for me to do to bring out anymore detail inside of these interior areas. For this jewelry shot, we have a silver material, which could have been shot on a white or a gray background, but it probably would have blended in very closely. So instead, the photographer chose to go through and shoot this on a red background. Any reflectivity that shows up, I can very easily clean up later on, but it gives me a lot of contrast between the subject and the background.
And then finally, looking at original watch, this is a very reflective material, it's gold. So if I would've shot this on a colored background like the previous piece of jewelry, I would've had red reflectivity going on throughout the whole subject. So instead, the photographer decided to shoot this on a grey background, which gives me a neutral reflection. Makes it a lot easier to silhouette the subject that shouldn't be needed.
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