What is image masking?
Image masking is essential in removing the background from photos and images which have subjects with hair or fur. The fine details of the individual hairs and furs make it tough to perform background removal with a clipping path, so here we need advanced Photoshop skills and techniques.
As you might notice, careful image masking needs a lot of patience, skill, and time. But the labor-intensive task is worth the effort each strand of hair accounted for in the finished photos. We start with hand-drawn clipping paths along straight edges and then get to the more advanced work of maintaining the finer details.
If you want to do it on your own, you can play around with a few of the Photoshop tools and techniques which are available to you. You can use the background eraser tool, magic eraser tool, and the color separation technique or you can combine more than one. By using these you can achieve the perfect images for your clients or online store.
It’s essential to remember the guidelines to remain regular with the other product photos on your website or seller profile. And especially if you are selling on a third-party site like Amazon or eBay, it’s important to abide by their product photo guidelines. We, the clipping path source, have created a reference to product photo requirements for online marketplaces to get you started.
Who needs image masking services?
If you need the background removed from an image that has hair or fur, advanced image masking will provide more explicit and cleaner results than clipping paths. It’s a boring task to perform, especially on large batches of images. Attention to detail is necessary to achieve edited photos that look realistic and will convince consumers to purchase the goods or receive the services.
Because of Image Masking, photographers can isolate the product and remove any distractions from the frame more easily and accurately. It also helps to create a uniform, stable look for all product photos for your clients, consumers, or your brand, both digital and print media.
Whether you have a single image or a huge batch from your latest photoshoot, professional image masking services can help you to focus on what really needed for your business and help you get more high-value clients or consumers.
When to use image masking:
- Image masking helps you to abide by the requirements of online marketplaces, such as Amazon and eBay.
- If you have an image that has fuzzy edges.
- If you need to edit the background of images with transparent products, such as a clear drinking glass or bottle.
- If the images have subjects with hair or fur.
When not to use image masking:
- If your image has sharp edges then we suggest using a clipping path instead of image masking.
- When the background and the product in your image have the same color.
Image masking at Clipping Path Source:
No two images are the same that’s why we carefully analyze each image to find out the best approach. More often a high-quality image needs the use of more than one technique or tool. So we combine multiple approaches such as the background eraser tool, color separation, channel mask, and hand-drawn clipping paths to achieve the best result for you or your clients. We do not finish editing until every edge is sharp and smooth, and every minor detail is captured.
We have more than 300 employees and most of them are skilled graphic designers and photo editors in various areas. After examining your image and needs, we make sure that the most qualified editor fulfills your order to the highest standards within the allocated time. You get professionally edited images that will make your consumers or clients happy. We provide our services at a price you can afford. And we are very much concerned about delivering our task on time which helps you to meet even the most aggressive deadlines.
We do everything with our hands. We don’t rely on automation and tools because we know how it can hurt your reputation and your brand.
We are very much concerned about today’s consumer demand quality and this is what we do at Clipping Path Source. We feel proud of the quality of the finished product no matter how many images you need to be edited.