Clipping path

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Photoshop Clipping Path Service

Clipping Path Service

In photoshop, Clipping Path is a tool used to create outline around an image/product to remove it from its background. Its like cutting an image from magazine using scissor. Sometimes clipping path is called as “deep etching”. When the clipping path is applied to any image, at the “path” palate includes the final cut and then everything outside is left behind without the path area only. Anything you might not need on any image (it would be the background or any unwanted object/person) can be removed easily using clipping path tool in Photoshop software.

When we usually use the clipping path tool:

  • To knockout/remove the background from the image, object, person or anything.
  • To mask out or hide background without actually hiding or removing it - It needs when designing something (like catalog or anything) using InDesign or QuarkXPress.
  • To make the change to an specific region (like color change, shape change, restoring, etc.) on any product, person or anything.
  • Multi clipping path (in a single “path” palate many individual paths) needs to change color of the product in individual areas.

When not to use clipping path tool:

  • When we find any objects/products/person with fuzzy edges or hair and also if its transparent (use the masking tool instead clipping path).

Considerations:

Though there is lots of techniques and methods removing anything from an image, but there is no any techniques that can ensure the quality achieved by using hand made clipping path using photoshop software and specialists. We use the pen tool in Photoshop software to make the path around the image very precisely for our customers. According to the quality of an image, our experts zoom the image by 200% to 300% to ensure the edge is clipped correctly and this also helps experts to ensure the accurate number and distance of anchor points, which is most important to retain the correct shape of that object/product. Drawing too many anchors of an image results in an inappropriate shape.

Any skilled professionals use pen tool to make the accurate path is beyond precise than its achieved by any automated functions or tools. So, we don’t use any of the automated tools (like Magic Wand to select the path quickly) to create the path around the object. We also tested all sorts of automated software and tools to have the comparison between the manual and automated tools, it is totally imprecise, some parts of the removed background is still visible in the image.

Clipping Path Source is one of the best graphic design solution firm with highly skilled image manipulation and editing professionals. Its nothing matter to us about how many images you might need editing. Simply send them through and get the result within 12 hours.

How can we draw path

Let's see..

1st

step

After opening the Photoshop Software, in the tool box you will find a tool on left named pen tool.

pen tool in photoshop

Open the picture from your desktop with which you want to practice making clipping path for the first time. (shortcut on keyboard: Ctrl or Cmd + “P”) (Picture shown on the right)

2nd

step

Then click on the edge of the image with the right button of the mouse, release the button, again click on the right button at a certain distance of the edge from the first anchor. This time you have to hold and drag your mouse pointer. Once you find the outline exact on the edge you wanted to cut out, and then release the right button again. Continue doing this again and again until you reach the point from where you started you path. Then click on that anchor and complete the path. In this process you are done with only the outline path.

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3rd

step

After that you have to find out the gaps very carefully and draw path within the image. Draw clipping path like the way you have done in 2nd step. Find each and every gap lying on the image and draw clipping path on the gap. Continue making clipping on every gap.

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At the end of this process you are now done clipping path to remove the background from the required product.

4th

step

Let’s see how to apply clipping path to any image:

Once you finish drawing clipping path all around the image, the next you need to apply clipping path on the image to get the background removed from the wanted product/image/object.

To apply clipping path, got the “Window” option located top of the page and there you will find a option named “Paths”. Select this and you will find the path you just created at the edge of the product. There you will find the path named as “Work Path”. Click on “Work Path” and give it a new name. In this step your clipping path will be saved. The image is shown below.

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5th

step

  • In this step you are going to remove the background. To do so, bring the “Paths” and “Layer” palette from the “Window” menu.
  • Select the path pressing and holding the Control key, then click on the path lying on the palette.
  • Come back to the “Layer” palette then press and hold the Command/Control key + “J” key on your keyboard. In this way you will find a new layer bearing the object you needed.
  • Turn the background layer off and find the main image with transparent background. Like the image is shown below.

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