Ghost mannequin effect or neck joint is a very common term in the online clothing business. As online retailers need this awesome photo editing solution. Because it helps them to increase their shops sell volume.
How ghost mannequin effect/neck joint help online retailers
Basically, every customer wants to see products in detail as much as possible. For clothing business, it is most important. They want to see the inner part of the product. Due to the doll or mannequin, it is impossible to see the inner part of the product. Photoshop ghost mannequin effect/ neck joint solves the problem in amazingly.
As a result, customers can see inner parts color, product label, and tag. Most importantly, it directly affects buying decisions. In ghost mannequin effect/ neck joint terms, editors remove the mannequin or doll from the inside of the product.
Therefore, they need two snapshots of the photograph like the front part and the inner part. Firstly, they remove mannequin using the clipping path technique. After that, editors joint the inner part with the front part. The designers do it so amazingly, it seems nothing happened with product photographs. Photographers shoot the product in this way.
Something mysterious to look!! Okay, we will clear it in this tutorial. As we have both parts of the photograph. After complete, you will find how easy is the task!
Step by step Guide Photoshop Ghost Mannequin Effect creation/ Neck Joint Tutorial
Normally, we are the big fans of photoshop. And, for our client’s job, we always use photoshop. To complete this tutorial, we select a jacket.
At first, open your photoshop program. It doesn’t require any special version like photoshop cs6, cc. you can use any version of photoshop.
After opening your photographs front part, create a new path layer. And, select pen tool from the left side tool panel
Now, it is time to start clipping of the photograph. However, before starting, it is advisable to zoom the product image 200%-300%. It will help you to define photograph edges. It is better, select a 1-pixel path inside the image. However, you can use 2 pixels depends on the image. If you see too many bad wrinkles or scratches, you can liquefy it later.
Complete the outline Creation.
After completing the outline creation task, select make a selection. You will find, just after right click in the path layer.
If you don’t want to use the pen tool, don’t worry. You can still do the work. For this, select quick selection tool from photoshop.
After selecting quick selection tool, click on the product. drug tools in product edges.
Here, you will face some issues. You need to fix the issues.
For this, hold alt and click on the unwanted selection.
Now, the perfect selection comes.
For the neck option, click your desired area. you may use drugging the tools, but it is not advisable.
Finally, your selection complete.
Now, Create a new layer with photos. You can do it simply press (ctrl+j) for windows and (command+j) for mac.
You can select your background color from the color palette.
It is time to open the neck part in photoshop. After that, select the neck area. You can do this using the rectangular marquee tool. Copy the neck area. You can press ctrl+c (for windows) or command+c (for mac).
Paste the neck part between the top layer and color fill layer.
Match the neck part perfectly with the front part.
Then, copy path 1 and overlap it with the neck part.
Hold (Ctrl/command) and select this anchor point.
Now, overlap path 1 copy around with the neck part.
Keep feather radios 0.5 and press ok.
Make selection inverse. For windows, you can press (Shift+Ctrl+I) shortcut key.
Press the delete button.
Make a new adjustment layer using curves.
Decrease the center point little for a little bit of darkening. Now your ghost mannequin effect is ready.