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Barossa.1

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Idiot question
« on: October 29, 2013, 10:39:00 PM »

Just made a major change in my work from architecture to wine and OMG its like being a learner again!

So, here is my question and I apologise for it being a numpty one but its got me stumped.

I'm photographing wine bottles and the background is coming out slightly grey. I want it whiter than white to the bottle appears to float. Changing levels changes everything rather than just the off white background. How do I do it? Easy idiot proof steps please!
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Re: Idiot question
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 12:26:18 AM »

Light the background separately from the bottle.
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Re: Idiot question
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 11:27:53 AM »

Or, if you're trying to correct already-photographed scenes, in Photoshop make a selection of just the BG and use "Levels" to adjust.
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Re: Idiot question
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 09:35:25 PM »

......can the background levels be changed separately from the bottle in CO?
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Re: Idiot question
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2013, 12:31:03 AM »

You either have to light the background separately like Kirk said or you can put a layer mask on it in CO and push it's exposure until you get what you want. But, it depends on where your exposure is. Again, I would recommend lighting separately for the background, this is the easiest and far superior way of doing it. Have a look on youtube for lighting wine bottles, there are a lot of videos to help you out. Also look for phase one tutorials to learn what it can do for you regarding layer masks.
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Re: Idiot question
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 02:36:26 PM »

Have you not had to make changes to sky vs hoizons in arch photo? Same thing.
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