Introduction: Invisible man and Photoshop

Ever wondered how to make an invisible man photo using Photoshop? If your answer is yes, you are in the right place. Planning is crucial aspect of making the whole process successful. First and foremost, you have to have the right images. Alternatively, you can take your own picture. For these, you will need equipment such as a digital camera, tripod and a stool. You can use any clothing. You also need a sunglasses photo. Photoshop elements 9 and above will work well. Below are 6 important steps that will show you exactly how to make an invisible man picture using Photoshop.

1. Take the picture

Using your digital camera mounted on a tripod, find a suitable spot and take a picture. You can chose whichever posture you want however in this example, we will consider using readily available pictures online.

2. Copy and paste

After acquiring a suitable picture, copy and paste it onto Photoshop. Grab the move tools and check all the boxes showing the auto-select layer and bounding box.

3. Hide the face and hands

After copying and pasting your photo on Photoshop, the next step is hiding the face. You need to use the Add Layer Mask icon located at the bottom of your layers panel. Grab the brush tool and begin hiding the face. You should use a soft brush for the best results. Make sure the foreground is set to black before you start using your brush. In case you make a mistake, press X to undo and then paint to show parts of the layer.

4. Add the collar

Since it is hard to hide the face without touching the back collar, you must consider redoing the collar to get the right hollow shirt image. The Lasso tool comes in handy at this point. Make a rough selection of the collar and then use your move tool to drag and drop the area onto the main image. You can lower the layer’s opacity to 50 percent and then click the bounding box. Use your move tool to position your layer perfectly.

5. Insert your glasses and hat

Open a suitable image with glasses. Use the quick selection tools to zoom in and paint over the glasses. If your image has a background, hold Alt and paint over the background. Use move to drag and drop the glasses perfectly onto the main image. You can re-size the glasses to fit on the transparent face region perfectly. Repeat the same procedure to add a hat.

6. Clone to finish

Once everything is placed perfectly, create a new layer. Drag the layer on top of the stack and then grab the clone tool. Set Sample all layers and then hold Alt to sample shoulders. Paint to clone the suit. Cloning helps to tidy rough edges. After cloning, you will have successfully created an invisible man picture using Photoshop.

Source by Swee Shiong Chong