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Clarifying/Lightening Glass to look more natural on white


mmlangon

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Hi guys,

I'm looking for a bit of advice on touching up some photos of a product I make, and would really appreciate any direction you can give. It's a homebrewing kit housed in a wooden base, and has proven a bit tough to isolate on white as there are a lot of glass components involved. I'm trying to mimic the look of the middle photo, where the glass matches the white background - this was done professionally and unfortunately I can't access to this setup - the photo on the left is my attempt to recreate the look. Isolating the outline is simple enough, but I'm having a lot of trouble tweaking the color of the two glass jugs closer to white without totally washing them out. Do you guys have any ideas to come a little closer to that transparent white look? The last photo is my starting point. Any advice is hugely appreciated. Cheers!

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ALB68

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Welcome to our forum! Make yourself at home.
Try the Dodge tool set to about 10% exposure and midtones. See if that will help you. The more you crank up the exposure the whiter it will get.

Moved this up to about 30%
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IamSam

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Something more like this.......

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Added the tall cylindrical thingy......

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If so, it just a curves adjustment layer, set much brighter, with a conceal all layer mask. I used the Pen Tool and the Brush Tool to fill in the mask with white to reveal the brighter BG of the bottles in the adjustment.

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ALB68

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You can also use the dodge tool on the background to whiten it if you like.

You can also load it in the ACR filter and jack up the whites with the slider.
This was with dodge tool set to 100% exposure

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mmlangon

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Thanks so much for the responses - I ended up making a new layer with glass only and playing with the curves, then feathering the edges to define the borders of the glass a bit.

Cheers!
 

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