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Im creating some mockups with jewelry for my portfolio and Im trying to make the gold wings on the bracelet more real....im using the gradient overlay but for some reason I still cant get it right...any suggestions? thank you.
The reason it doesn't look right is that gold is metallic. It's mirror-reflecting its surroundings.
The color is a tad too greeninh in addition, but that's a moot point. You need to find a way to mimic the reflections. Look at other similar objects and try to imitate that.
Gold, like any shiny metal, is about reflections so I used a curve adjustment layer set to luminosity to bring out a reflective look, then adjusted the colour with a Hue/Sat adjustment layer
Yep, that's more like it 🙂
Thank you so much! looks much better now