In this digital world, everyone wants some digital system in life. As the world is getting upgraded with the time so the people are. We live in the progressive world and the progress is coming from the hard work and business of the people. So people can hardly go shopping online. They prefer lying back at home and shopping from home only. But how people will shop without seeing or feeling the products physically, photographs will help the people to do so. There are a lot of e-commerce websites growing to help people to shop their necessary items from home. You have to buy the products from e-commerce companies only by seeing photographs. The photographs of the products that the e-commerce companies or other companies post for grabbing people’s attention, should look good and attractive.
Sometimes, the photographers may not be able to put the right way of product in the photos. The product photos may not look that tempting and having some flaws. Photo editing is there to help you out. There are many photo editing techniques using which you can make your product photographs look wonderful. Hence, the conversion rate of the photos will also get a boost. There are many photo editing companies nowadays which are providing some great photo editing services to companies and individuals. There are few major photo editing techniques which can change the whole looks of your product photos.
Here are 3 major techniques which process your product photos in great ways-
Background Removal of Product Photograph
Background removal is actually one of the famous and most taken services of photo editing. Background removal technique helps you to get rid of the unwanted background. Here you will get to know how to remove the background of the product photo below.
Open the Photo
To edit the photo, we have chosen Adobe Photoshop. The first thing to remove the background of a product photo, you need to open the photo in Photoshop. There are 2 ways of opening the photo in Photoshop. One is an automatic way and the other is the manual way.
In an automatic way, opening the photo in Photoshop is very easy. You just need to open the Photoshop application and drag your required photo from the file location. Once you drag the photo in Photoshop bar, the photo will be opened in Photoshop automatically. The manual way of opening the photo is also easy. Go to File>Open, go to the file location, click on the file and press enter. The photo will be opened.
Take Path Layer
Next, up the thing, we need to do right after opening the photo is to take the path layer of the product photo. Photoshop is used mostly for its layers. You can edit one photo in many ways using different layers. To remove the background, you have to take the path layer in Photoshop. To take the path layer, go to the layer panel and click on the ‘paths’. You will get another box and now you have to click on the ‘square icon’ from the bottom of the paths layer. You will get a path layer clicking there.
To remove the background you need to work with the best tools of Photoshop. The pen tool works best to make clipping path over the product photo and to remove the background. Select the pen tool from the toolbar. Click on the ‘pen’ icon from the toolbar or press ‘p’ on the keyboard to activate the pen tool.
Create Clipping Path
As we have activated the pen tool, we are going to draw clipping path over the bottles with the help of the pen tool. As there are two bottles, we have to draw the clipping path twice. While drawing the clipping path, you have to be very careful when you put the anchor points. Put the anchor pints in right places. As the bottle is a bit curvy, break the anchor point by pressing ‘alt’ a bit and move to the other side where the shape of the subject goes. Do not let a single space of the background come inside the subject otherwise, the entire effort of yours will go in vain. Close the anchor points at the same point you started.
Make the Selection
As we are going to remove the background of this product photo, it is not possible without making the selection of the clipping path we have created over the bottles. After completing drawing the clipping path, click on the path you have worked on. Press ‘ctrl+enter’ while you have selected the path layer. You will see many dots moving around the product image. That indicates that the product photo has been selected.
As we have made the selection of the product photo, in order to remove the background of the product photographs, press ‘q’ on the keyboard. The background will be removed.
Here’s the photo after removing the product photo background.
Photo Retouching of Product Photograph
You may find some flaws in your product photograph after photography. Sometimes there are some marks or dirt which may ruin the entire product photo. You may also not like some texts on your product photos. To remove every flaw, dirt, and texts, photo retouching technique is there to help you. We are going to show you how you can remove the text from your photos by some simple steps. Here we go.
Open the Photo (Again)
As we have removed the background of the product photo in Photoshop. We are going to retouch the product photo in Photoshop too. I have already said in this very article to edit the photo, we have to open the photo in Photoshop as we have selected Adobe Photoshop to edit the photographs. You can open the photo in Photoshop in both manual and automatic way. But an automatic way of opening the photo in Photoshop is easier than the manual way. So drag the required photo from the file location to the Photoshop bar, and the product photo will be opened automatically.
Activate Clone Stamp Tool
Here in this product photo of the mug, you can see that something is written. We are going to remove the text and will give some design or pattern instead. There are many tools for photo retouching. If you want to know retouching tips, you can see some retouching tutorials online. Anyway, we have to choose the best tool which works great in removing the text from the photo. Here we are choosing the clone stamp tool for Photoshop. Clone stamp tool is considered as the best tool for retouching. You can remove any kind of marks easily using the clone stamp tool. To activate a clone stamp tool, go to the toolbar. There is an icon looks like a stamp. Click on the stamp icon to activate the clone stamp tool.
Set the Intensity
After activating the clone stamp tool, we have to set the size of the clone stamp tool which we are going to apply to retouch. As there is the small text written on the mug, we have set the intensity lesser. You will get a circular tool after activating and after setting the intensity. We have to work with this size of the clone stamp tool.
To remove the text from the mug, press ‘alt’ and click on a plane place to take that area. Now leave the buttons and click on the texts. Keep dragging the tool on the text until your text from the mug entirely vanished.
Here is the look after retouching the mug photo.
Color Correction of Product Photograph
It is quite tough to shoot the same product of different color. If the color does not look good on the product photos, you may lose clients or customers. Color Correction is there to help you with colors. Change the color of your product photos anytime you want to. To help you out, I am going to show you how to change color in Photoshop below.
Open the Photo (Again)
No matter what editing you are doing in your photos, you have to open the photo in the application you are editing the photos in. So to do color correction, you have to open the photo in Photoshop as like previous times. You can choose an automatic or manual way to open the photo in Photoshop. Here we have imported the photo in an automatic way by dragging the photo in Photoshop.
Create Clipping Path
As we have discussed, clipping path is very effective to edit the photo in many ways. To change the color of the cloth, we have to draw a clipping path over the cloth. We have drawn the clipping path over the dress with the help of Photoshop pen tool. Do not take any excessive object except the cloth. Create the clipping path precisely and complete the path by joining all the anchor points together.
Make the Selection
After completing drawing the clipping path over the dress, we need to make the selection of the clipped area of the image. As we have done while background removal of the product photo, we are going to make the selection of this product photo the same way. Without making the selection, it is difficult to change the hair color or the dress color. Like before, Press ‘ctrl+enter’ while you have selected the path layer. You will see many dots moving around the product image. That indicates that the product photo has been selected.
Go to Adjustment Layer
As we have made the selection, it is time to change the color of the dress. Keep the path selected and now go to the layer panel. You have to click on adjustment layer which is of circular shape down the layer panel. You will get a dialogue box after clicking on an adjustment layer.
Select color balance from the adjustment layer dialogue box. You will get another sub-box which contains colors and sliders. From here, you can adjust the color and the amount of the color you want to. Move the slider as long as you get your required color.
There are many other photo editing techniques you will get which just change your product photography. But these 3 photo editing techniques/services are being used by a maximum number of people who work with product photographs. This article or the tutorial is actually for the beginners and amateurs who want to edit photos on their own. If you know these techniques, you can earn yourself a good amount by working. I hope you will like this tutorial and would prove helpful.