Clipping Path & Image masking in Photoshop- If you are related with graphic design you’ve probably heard about it. Clipping Path and Image masking are the most common and popular techniques used by the graphic professionals. This service is now more demanding in graphic outsourcing industry today.
Clipping path is a term used in the graphic industry. It is done by using Photoshop’s mighty pen tool. The term clip means to cut off any object from an item and Path means cuts out an image. So Clipping path means deleting selected objects from the background. The object becomes movable to any other background while clipped.
In Clipping Path, the process of separating the objects from their background is known as isolating, and the isolated parts of the image are placed on a new background. It can create another image or simply to remove the background and changed its color. Clipping path is very useful for background elimination. You can do whatever you want by clipping path in a variety of graphic editing. Experts generally use the Pen tool to expertise themselves with more accuracy to the customer to place an image in a new background.
After starting adobe Photoshop, you have to open an image from the File menu. Then you will find the pen tool in the tool box. Then click on the pen tool and see the nib icon on the top toolbar below the menu. Now you can increase the zoom by pressing [ctrl add +]. Then it will be easy to clip. Pressing Alt you will break the curve in an image. After completion of the path you have to make selection. Than copying the selected image and you can paste it your selected background.
Image Masking is a popular method in image editing. It is created to make an adjustment and attachment of a new layer with the background layer to hide the unwanted pixel with the black and white color. To make your pictures more appealing, you need to change the background of the pictures. Using image masking technique you can fork out the most complex images from their background. It gives a perfect looks of your pictures.
This technique is used mostly to prepare product catalogues. Any image can be extracted from other image source and cut out from its background. This technique is also very useful for promotional and display purposes. Also, this technique has become absolutely necessary for photography of product and fashion to make photos more valuable to perform in the glamour world.
For that firstly you have to open your image in Photoshop and go to the Layers Palette, and then click on the layer what you want to create a mask for. Double click on it if it will be “background layer.” That will convert it to an unlocked layer. Select it and click OK. Then select an area in the image that you want to show. Now choose a Brush tool, like Paint brush or Pencil. Then click on the Mask Mode button. Photoshop will cover the unselected parts of the image.
Then select the area that you want to show, the “Un-masked area”, go to Layer, then Add Layer Mask, then Reveal Selection. If you selected the area you want to hide or delete, the “Masked area”, go to Layer, then Add Layer Mask, and Hide Selection. Then you have to save your work.