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I have a set of images taken on a "white" background and have spent time removing the background as well as possible. These products will be displayed on a black background, and because the images where taken on a white background, it does not look natural.

How can I efficiently and correctly improve the colors of the products to look properly on a black background?

ORIGINAL ORIGINAL NO BACKGROUND NO BACKGROUND BLACK BACKGROUND BLACK BACKGROUND

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    Who thinks it would be a good idea to present these thing on black? Dec 10 '16 at 16:11
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A truly black background would have reflected no light onto the underside of the product, so your goal in photoshop would be to reduce the amount of brightness underneath

Since you already have a nice mask of the product, I would begin by duplicating the layer, offset it by some amount - right where the shadow in the tool begins to go from dark to light again (caused by the reflection of the white surface). Then work with a Curves or Levels adjustment layer to adjust the brightness of that duplicated dark layer.

You will also need to create a positive mask, whereby you subtract the top layer from the lower layer, in order to allow the original image to dominate.

By working with three or four layers, and a positive mask you could get the product to look like it was shot against a black background in a reasonable amount of time. It won't look perfect however, because of the nature of this 3D object captured in 2D, there will be a visible seam. So to get even closer to reality, I would break each part out with its own individual mask, and offset amount. One mask each for the rubber handles, one each for the orange arms, probably one for the bolt cutter section. Essentially repeating the steps above for each individual part of the product.

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In my opinion, a solid black background may not be the best choice. How about the dark background but not black and adding some texture to the background in a layer effect and then add a layer effect to the tool with a drop shadow? Like this.

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