Stainless Retouching

Shooting interiors with stainless steel appliances is a nightmare unless they’re completely spotless!  Even then, they often reflect light and colors that defy geometric principles and they just look plain crappy.  Recently I shot a kitchen where the appliances were a hot mess (not the one in the video) so I decided to tinker in Photoshop for a solution.  I started by making a selection using the path tool, then using a large soft brush I sampled the different colored areas and loosely painted over the stainless.  Next I added some noise, masked the handles in, and created some drop shadows to pull it all together.  Is it perfect?  No, but it’s something that I’m going to keep playing with to see how far I can push it.

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