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We scour the globe for the edgiest designers and artists for sterling silver jewelry - biker jewelry, gothic, baroque, skull rings, metal & leather works. The realist jewelry is often highly intricate; custom; handcrafted; imaginative; and beautifully created pieces of wearable art made in sterling silver and other precious metals. Established in 2008, Los Angeles. Instagram @excessive21.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Do we use Photoshop?

A viewer asks, "Hey Mr Skull, do you guys alter the photos of your jewelry for sale using Photoshop?"

Answer: Sometimes, we will add watermarks and adjust contrast or lighting, depending on the quality of the images, using a simple software program. We do not fix imperfections or scratches, etc, with Photoshop. Mr SNR does not even know how to use the program. Some photos provided by various designers are touched up with Photoshop, usually to clean up minor swirls, unwanted reflections (i.e. the photographer showing up in the jewelry piece) or lint material. Mr SNR asks them not to do it, so many of the newer pieces are not touched up per our request. 

A fun and interesting video on what Photoshop can do: