Clinique Post-Production 2: Cleaning Bottles and Creating Reflections

This second chapter of the Clinique shoot post production focuses cleaning up and improving the bases of the four bottles.

In this class Karl explains the importance of taking the time to focus on and fix little details such as reflections, highlights and contrast. He works on improving the base and lid of the left-hand pot, creating a new reflection and improving the gradient and contrast on the silver lid, cleaning up the bases of the green and purple bottles and removes unwanted highlights on the cap of the right-hand orange bottle. Using techniques such as duplicating, flipping and warping layers and cloning away highlights, you’ll see how small adjustments can make a big difference.

Class objectives:

  • Show how to create a reflection
  • Demonstrate how to adjust gradient lighting on a silver lid using the Clone & Brush tool
  • Show how to improve bases of bottles
  • Show how to use Warp tool to adjust duplicate layers
  • Demonstrate how to remove highlights using Clone tool

Clinique post production example

Before retouching the bases of the bottles.

Product photo post production example

After retouching the bases of the bottles and adjusting the reflections.

To see how this image was shot, watch the Clinique Style Advertising Shoot classes.

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