To start this tutorial you need two images: one of a person who'd make a fitting ghost and a suitable background for the ghost to float through. You then need to open them up in Photoshop
We converted our background image to black & white by going to Image>Adjustments>Black & White. This isn't a necessity but can work well with some images.
Step 1: Cut your ghost out
You need to take your 'ghost' out of the background they're currently on. There are various ways to do this but one of the easiest ways is with the Quick Selection tool which you simply drag over the areas you want to select. Don't worry if you grab some of the background as you can erase it later on. Once you have your person selected go to Edit>Copy (Cntrl + C) then open your chosen background and paste your 'ghost' into it (Edit>Paste or Cntrl + P).
Step 2: Tidy your ghost up
If you have some of the previous background has moved with your selection use the Erase Tool to remove it. Don't worry if you erase a little of the person's body as you're turning them into a ghost so parts of their body can vanish.
Step 3: Resize your ghost
Your 'ghost' will probably be way too big for the background so you need to shrink them down a little. Go to Edit>Free Transform and adjust the anchor points until your ghost fits.
Step 4: Saturate your ghost
We're going to remove the colour from our 'ghost' by going to Edit>Black & White once again. Have a play with the sliders until you create an exposure you're happy with and hit OK.
Step 5: Make your person more ghostly
To make your person look more ghost like change the Layer Blend Mode from Normal to Hard Light. Now play with the opacity settings to make your ghost more transparent if you so desire.
Step 6: Add a little blur
Finally, go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and add a few points of blur. How much you add is down to personal preference but generally only 2-5 points are needed.
Once you've added your blur your spooky images is complete.
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