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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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