Getting gray background using white paper

Started Jun 26, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Getting gray background using white paper

YonathanZ wrote:

I wonder how I can truly separate the lighting of the background from the lighting of the subject.

One way is to do it in Photoshop. With this piece of jewelry, it wasn't very hard . I don't use Lightroom, so I don't know what the limitations there might be, but Photoshop can certainly do it with one click of a levels or curves adjustment to set white point at 255.255.255. The mask protects the subject from that adjustment. (I don't know what the true color of this piece is, but it looks a bit drab to me. You could juice that up while you're at ... consistent with reality, of course.)

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