Clipping path also commonly know as image clipping, photo cut-out, closed vector path or shape, deep etching is actually a professional digital photo cutout. At Clipping Path Experienced, we only outline images by hand. By following this process one can remove a picture from its background, similar to cutting an image out of a magazine using scissors.
Everything on the inside of the line, or path, is included in the final cut once the clipping path is applied whereas everything outside is removed.
The best aspect of clipping path is that it allows you to freely manipulate the background of the subject of your image. Which is especially helpful in creating white backgrounds for selling products online. It also helps some to display their subjects in various contextual settings, enabling one to add different backgrounds to create the best scene for that photo.
How do you create a clipping path in Photoshop?
The process of creating a clipping path can be really meticulous and time consuming. However, it produces some of the most accurate results possible.
Clipping path can be created by carefully drawing a path with the Pen Tool around the product or subject of your image which you will need to isolate it from the background or other objects.
Once pathing is complete, different options within Photoshop’s Paths panel offers different ways to isolate the area within the path from everything that surrounds it.
How to make an image have a transparent background with clipping paths
You can make your background transparent using one of two methods once you have a perfect clipping path.
You can convert the path to a Clipping Path If you place the image in InDesign or Quark (such as in a catalog layout), so that the background will appear intact in Photoshop. However, the background will be transparent when placed in InDesign.
If you desire your background to be transparent in all kinds of application you can try converting your path to a selection, and then either delete the background or create an image mask from that selection.
Clipping path services at Clipping Path Experienced
We have professionally trained graphic designers that have years of experience in providing clipping path and deep-etching services. We use nothing but Photoshop’s Pen Tool, which allows us to define highly accurate clipping paths.
Than we zoom into the images by as much as 300% when drawing each clipping path which enables us to have sufficient anchor points to retain the natural shape of the certain object. However, having too many or too few anchor points can result in an inadequate cut-out of an image and images that don’t look real.
We do not automate the clipping paths unlike many other deep-etching services. We also avoid usage of tools such as Magic Wand for quick selection and path creation. We are aware of the results of automatons and tools and how it can hurt your reputation and your brand which can result in your demise.
Nowadays consumers demand quality over quantity, and so do we at Clipping Path Experienced. We pride ourselves on the quality of the finished product we provide.