This article will describe how to set up an Invisible Mannequin effect for your product images.
Invisible Mannequin Effect
Whether you know it as the invisible mannequin, 3D effect, neck insert, or ghost mannequin, it's all the same! With the invisible mannequin effect, you can upload 2-5 images in your Pixelz order to be combined into one. An invisible mannequin effect can be used on your apparel images for sleeves, necks, waists, hats, or any other section that needs a 3D effect.
Please contact our Customer Support team via firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not sure if your images are shot correctly or suitable to apply the 3D effect.
Creating an Invisible Mannequin Effect
Step 1 - Creating an Invisible Mannequin specification
Create your Invisible Mannequin specification:
- Select other settings to your liking.
- Select the Invisible Mannequin option from the Add-Ons section.
Step 2 - Upload main & insert images
Upload the product images and their inserts that you need to combine using the Invisible Mannequin specification.
You need to upload at least 2 images for a combination:
- One should be of the product on the mannequin (main shot)
- And the other should be a shot of the product piece that is covered by the mannequin and needs to be replaced once we remove the mannequin (insert shot)
Step 3 - Combine your images
You can choose to combine your images manually or let our system detect and combine them automatically for you.
To select your images to combine, hold the Control or Command key (depending on your system), and click on the images to multi-select. Once the images are highlighted, right-click on one of the images and click "Combine".
Step 4 - Submit your order
Once your images are combined, you will not see all of your images, just the single image for each product that has been combined. For example, if you upload 8 images and each invisible mannequin contains 2 images, you will only see 4 final images on the confirmation screen after they have been combined.
You will only pay for the output images, not all the main & insert images you uploaded. Once you have confirmed everything is correct, simply submit your order and complete the payment, and your invisible mannequin images will be back in your account within 48 hours.
Important - Image Naming Convention
In order to allow our system to detect and combine your images, the naming convention of the images is very important. The insert file must be named as the main file + a suffix (the main file must have the shortest name).
You do this by giving each new image in a series the same name and a different ending. You can use either a dash (-) or an underscore (_).
Examples of correct combined image naming:
– will be combined into myimage.jpg
– will be combined into imagename.jpg
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