According to Wikipedia A clipping path is a closed vector path, or shape, used to cut out a 2D image in image editing software. Anything inside the path will be included after the clipping path is applied; anything outside the path will be omitted from the output.
In photoshop Clipping Path can be made using Fashion Pen Tool, It generally will allow you to precisely select an object or a portion of an object within your picture so you can work on it.
The most common use of Clipping Path is to change or remove the background and set the object on a white or transparent background.
Using Fashion Pen Tool is to clip simple shapes is easy but it can be tricky and frustrating to cut out complex figures like a tree, in case you don’t have time outsourcing Graphic Design Companies can do it for you very quick and at affordable prices.
Clipping Path Service can be called differently in different countries deep etch, cut out, picture cropping, crop out, alpha masking are other names used by people around the world.
After activating the Path in Path pallet, a good practice is to go 1 or 2 pixels inside the figure, this will do a great help to eliminate the reflection around the figure caused by a shiny background.
If you are going to outsource your pictures, here are some tips for you:
PNG files can not carry a path but you can ask to have your pictures back in this file format if you want only a transparent background and not the path itself.
A JPG file after clipping path can look just like the original picture Before applying clipping path service and you have to open the picture in photoshop to active and use the path in path pallet, so make sure to include your background and file format preferences while ordering your project, you can order for a JPG file with White background to be returned for instance.
As explained before going one or two pixels inside the object can be helpful to get rid of the color reflected from the background on the figure. You can specify if want the path to be exactly on the edge or 1 or 2 pixels inside while ordering your projects.
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