How to create visuals of jewelry entirely sharp with transparent background?
1. Getting started
Before placing and positioning your jewelry in the studio, make sure it is sparkling clean. To position, use the marks on the studio and the 9 positioning rulers available on the software.
2. Picking the right camera and light settings
Modify your camera settings by choosing a wide aperture and an ISO value between 200 to 500 for a better visual effect. Adjust the shutter speed for brightness.
Note: For the AutoMask to work perfectly, the lighting needs to be adjusted to create a contrast between the background and your jewelry edges.
Tips: For silver jewelry, leave a dark background.
3. Adjusting the AutoMask setting
Under AutoMask settings, click on new profile and then select the “reflective” preset.
PackshotCreator advantage: natural shadow
Our software gives you the advantage to keep a natural shadow on your jewelry photos when deleting its background. If you want to use it, under AutoMask settings, select apply shadow.
Now, you are all set. Before pressing snap, make sure to focus you jewel.
4. First step: Hyperfocus
The first step is the Hyperfocus (focus stacking). Decide the increment (distance) of the different shots on your jewelry. The ideal increment for small rings is >>. Then, click on “next”.
Now, select the number of photos to be taken using the focus peaking dots as a guide. Stop when the peaking dots cover your entire jewelry and press snap.
Tip: The higher the aperture value of your camera, the more pictures you need to take.
5. The automatic “stacking”
Now the software takes the selected number of pictures and automatically combines them into an individual photo with the product entirely sharp. Click “next” and another window will appear.
6. Second step: AutoMask
In this step, you were taken to adjust the transparent mask of your jewelry photo. With the left and right cursors, adjust the opacity of the transparent mask knowing that the white portion is going to be removed from the picture. When you get a perfect mask of your jewelry, click snap again and save the mask profile to be able to re-apply to other products of the same typology.
7. The result
Here is the final result: a photography of your jewelry completely sharp on a transparent background, the whole process done in 2 minutes.
Simply save your photo in JPG format and a pure white will be automatically added to your jewelry photo’s background. To keep the transparent background, select PNG as the exporting format.