The ghost mannequin effect is capable of giving dimension to a product that a model or mannequin obscures. Ghost mannequin service imparts a professional touch, and includes the following steps when you are editing the picture on Photoshop. As you will see, it is different from image background removal service.
- Open Photoshop and load the front image of the product. The Layers panel should be open when you do this. The image will come up as the background layer.
- To unlock this layer, click on the lock icon beside it. This renames it to Layer 0. Name your layers to make things easier, starting with this one. For that, double click on the name text, then type in Front and hit Enter.
- Choose Duplicate Layer… after right clicking the layer. This saves the original and backs it up. Give it a different name.
- Make a blank layer and name this as Background. Get the paint bucket tool and fill Background with white.
- Reorder the layers with Front at the top, Background under that, and Front Backup Just click and drag to do this.
- Remove the background. The pen tool works best for this, but you will need to know how to use it. Using the pen tool, make a path surrounding the product on the front layer.
- Choose Selection… from the top palette, and wait until the marching ants come up. You will know when you see it.
Choose Select and then Inverse from the top of the program window. This will place the marching ants around the background. Hit Delete to get rid of the selection, and you will get a white area surrounding the product.
- Load the back image of the product. Unlock the layer, and then rename and duplicate it just as before. Forego the background layer.
- Take the pen tool and make a path surrounding the product. Choose Selection… from the top palette, and wait until the marching ants come up.
- Press Ctrl + C or right click and copy the layer.
- Return to Front and Press Ctrl + V to paste Back onto it. Order the layers properly with Back placed behind Front, and the white background behind both.
- Select Back and move it until it is in position. Make use of the Lasso Tool if you need to.