How to achieve this look (apparel)

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  1. MJR2008

    MJR2008 TPF Noob!

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    Hey everyone,

    New here. Sorry about the millionth post about apparel I tried to use the search engine but it seems to list out every reply under one threads making it difficult to navigate multiple threads. And none of the threads really suited my needs.

    I was wondering if anyone could explain to me how to achieve this look for clothing photography? I am assuming the photograph used a hanger against a white wall and edited it out? How does it look so perfect though?

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    My previous attempts at product photography I would lay the shirt flat on the ground on top of a white back drop and use a continuous lighting kit (normally 2 lights) to light the product. In editing I would pen out the shirt, smooth over the edges, and remove any imperfections but I find that my images just aren't up to par with other competitors.

    I would love to hire a professional but I am working off of a shoe string budget.

    This is my initial attempt from the very first batch of product photos I took:
    CN Lacrosse.jpg

    And this is my second attempt at a later date:

    CN Am Flag.jpg

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)


     
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  2. Scatterbrained

    Scatterbrained Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Looking at the shirt I would agree with you that it looks as though the shirt were on a hanger. If you want the sleeves to stand out like that you could just tack or tape them in place, then clone them and the hanger out in PS.
     
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    T-shirts just aren't meant to lay flat. The nature of their design makes it difficult. I would suggest buying a proper body form, something along these lines (easily available from any trade supplier), and using it to model for you.
     
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