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Clipping path is the process of removing background of an image and makes it ready to place in any background. To do clipping path photoshop pen tool is the best choice and thus the path can be selected perfectly without any distortion of the image. After clipping path is done then everything inside the path is included but everything outside the path is omitted.

How to do clipping path:

To perform clipping path the step by step procedure are described below.

  • First open the image that you want to use for doing clipping path in photoshop.
  • Then go to the photoshop toolbox and select the pen tool or you can use the keyboard shortcut. From the keyboard to select the pen tool using shortcut key Ctrl or Cmd + “P” for Mac.
  • Within the image click on the edge of the actual product and free the mouse button. To a certain distance click on edge once more and by holding it drug the mouse indicator in the direction of the front place and make a curve as you required for the previous segment. After you find the outline is exactly inside the edge of the product, just release the mouse. Repeat the same process until you find the point from where you started the path. Finally finding the starting point click on that point to generate a close path and at this time the outside path drawing is done.
  • To draw paths for each of the gaps within the product start drawing a new path point similar to previous process. For all gaps the similar process need to do. And now the paths illustration is done for removing background of an image.
  • Now you need to apply clipping path into your created paths. Go to path palette under the Window menu and double click on the created “Work Path” and save it with a name.
  • To apply clipping path just click on the pop-up menu in the path palette and select clipping path option. And now you are done clipping path of your image.

By doing clipping path with pen tool in photoshop the perfect clipped image is possible and thus the image can be used at any purpose like website design, brochure, card and so on . So wish you good luck with clipping path tutorial.

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Photoshop clipping paths designate transparent areas in images.When clipping path is applied to an image, anything inside the path is included and everything outside the path is omitted.Now a days the use of clipping path services changes dramatically. A clipping path not only can be applied to the kind of images that have sharp edge, it can also be applied to the soft edges.

Why Clipping Path is Needed?
1. To isolate part of an image
2.To Knock out background
3.To make an image transparent
4. Also for editing the clipped part image and background separately

The Process of Clipping path

Clipping Path can be done using different tools in Photoshop but for perfect path selection there is no other option than using pen tool.Clipping Path is not so much difficult task but it needs good skill to get good image.
Here some easy step to do clipping path:

Step 1:  Open an image to be clipped. Then select pen tool from the tool bar.

step 2:  Now click the image edge and drag the mouse pointer towards the next step and release the mouse. Repeat this steps untill the path is completed.

Step 3: After path seletion go to “pop up” menu from the Paths palette and select Clipping Path. A dialogue box will appeare asking to choose your desired path and Flatness. Select the path you want to Clipped and Put the flatness you desire and click “OK”.

Step 4: Now clipping path is almost done.

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Now a day’s in professional product photography most of the time the photographers are asked to shot the client’s product in front of plain and white background. The reason behind this is not only that the product will look more live in term of color and contrast but also client can place such product in a white printed website, catalog or brochure.

In photography some product can be well shot in front of white background such as product in black color. But every time this may not provide a good result. Thus client’s satisfaction may not be fulfilled.

Again every object will not be in dark color so better things need to happen. According to professional photographer when they shot any photo they always concentrate on quality of photo not in that background will be in white color.

The professional photographers who are experienced enough use many new technologies to fulfill the client’s satisfaction but all time it does not happen. Unfortunately always images can not be perfect it may have many unwanted things which need to be removed and the images need to be place in desired background. The photographers may can do this job but every time this may not be perfect and also it is time consuming to conscious about all these things.

For all these reason the easiest and affordable solution is to use clipping path in product photography. Clipping Path is the process of selecting path round the object and then isolates it from the background. The clipped object then can be placed at any background and the image quality is also preserved here. In photo industry the use of clipping path has increased day by day. The reason behind this is that the result of cutting out an image from its background using clipping path is the best method in term of quality.

Clipping Path is a fantastic way of knock out background of any image. It is not only applicable for sharp edge images but also it can be applied to the soft edge images. Another interesting thing about clipping path is that after clipping an image it is possible to place the clipped image at any background at any time, it is never expired.

In product photography the perfect and efficient way of getting images in front of white background is the clipping path. The professional photographer can be able to fulfill client’s satisfaction if they use clipping path for their captured images. So there is no other better solution for the photographer to use clipping path service for the images.

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