Ghost mannequin services

Stay on budget and sell more apparel

Make your apparel shine. Outsource ghost mannequin edits instead of struggling to do it yourself.

Starting at 89¢ per image

Editing out mannequins is easier said than done

It’s easy to turn browsers into buyers when your customers can imagine themselves wearing your products. And when budgets and timelines are tight, mannequins are the perfect substitute for live models.

Until you get to the tedious edits. To edit out a mannequin, you have to piece together multiple photos, add depth, increase volume, and give it just enough texture to create a convincing product photo. All that attention takes way too much time when you could be focusing on your passion: your business.

Leave it to the experts

Outsource even your trickiest ghost mannequin projects to our team of experts, starting at 99¢ per image. Get your ghost mannequin edits quickly and affordably, in as little as 6 hours.

Combine your mannequin photography with our detailed edits, and make that sweater look perfectly fitted instead of frumpy.

We expertly edit each ghost mannequin project by hand, to bring your clothing and accessories to life.

Our must- see ghost mannequin projects

  • What is ghost mannequin?

    Apparel photography without dimension makes your products look flat, and customers love to see how the product is meant to be worn in real life. But coordinating live models can be expensive, and mannequins can distract from your products in photos.

    Smart fashion retailers keep it simple: they use a mannequin to showcase products, and then edit the mannequin out of their photos.

    Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how the ghost mannequin editing process works:

    For ghost mannequins that aren’t manipulated at the neck joint, like pants, watches and hats, we can edit the apparel to add natural volume and texture.

    1. First, you’ll need two images: one image of the clothing with the mannequin, and one without the mannequin (so that the inside label is visible).
    2. We put the two images together at the neck with a clipping path.
    3. For ghost mannequins that aren’t manipulated at the neck joint, like pants, watches and hats, we can edit the apparel to add natural volume and texture.
    4. We combine the ghost mannequin with other services, such as color correction or shadow effect, to enhance the clothing or accessories.
    5. That’s it! You’ll have apparel that looks as though there is an invisible form wearing it.
  • What are the best uses for ghost mannequin services?

    Ghost mannequins are great for keeping a consistent look in your product thumbnails, especially if you don’t have live models for every image on your site.

    When ghost mannequin is a great choice for your product photos:

    • To add life, texture and volume to your products, especially apparel and accessories
    • If you need to cut the expense and challenges of hiring live models
    • When you want to show the back and front, or a 360-degree view, of your product
    • To showcase the inside of the apparel, as well as the brand and label on the inside tags.

    When it might be better to use live models instead of ghost mannequins:

    • An item of clothing with one joining section
    • Simple shapes including tops, sweaters, pants and dresses

    Depending on your brand, we recommend a combination of ghost mannequin and live models. Live models add some human-ness to your products, and put them into context for consumers. Ultimately, it’s up to you!

    Find out more about how our image editing process works.

  • How much do ghost mannequin services cost?

    Ghost mannequin pricing depends on the complexity of each edit. Every image is different, but we follow standard pricing guidelines to make sure your rate is always clear and objective, even if you’re working with a different designer.

    There are only two pricing categories for ghost mannequins: simple or complex. Here’s an overview of how we categorize each image:

    Simple ghost mannequin89¢ per image

    The simplest ghost mannequin projects involve joining an article of clothing at one place, for example the neck of a t-shirt.

    Great for:

    • An item of clothing with one joining section
    • Simple shapes including tops, sweaters, pants and dresses

    Complex ghost mannequins$1.79 per image

    More complex ghost mannequin projects require joining multiple parts of an item of clothing, for example neckline and sleeves, or waistband and leg holes. These are also necessary for clothing that comes in more than one piece (a bathing suit, for example) or apparel with cutouts.

    • Two-piece bathing suits or underwear sets
    • Jackets
    • Garments with cutouts

Why ecommerce entrepreneurs and photographers choose Path ghost mannequin photo-editing services

Your talent and creative energy is best spent on doing what you love — not spending hours in Photoshop piecing together photos to create invisible mannequins.

  • 40,000+ customers have trusted us with their image edits.
  • 8 million images enhanced and brought to life.

We edit every ghost mannequin project by hand. We’re not finished until every clothing and accessory looks natural, and colors and textures look just right.

How it works

  1. Order your edits

    Upload your images, tell us a bit about what you need, and get a clear, budget-friendly price on the spot.

  2. Your designer edits your images by hand

    Our pro designers will tackle those tedious image edits, while you get back to the fun stuff.

  3. Get your images back in as little as 6 hours

    We’ll double-check your images to make sure they’re pixel perfect, and then send them right over.

How to know if outsourced ghost mannequin services are right for you

You don't have to do everything yourself. Outsourced ghost mannequin services are ideal if you are ...

  • A busy professional photographer with batches of edits due from a recent product photoshoot

  • An ecommerce retailer who wants to use their time to move the needle instead of fiddling around in Photoshop

  • A freelancer or agency with tight client deadlines and tons of other deliverables to wrangle