Clipping Path Services

Using a clipping path for creating eye-catching product photos

In the world of e-commerce business, photo editing has a major role. Even with professionally shot photos, to get that elegant and attractive look, you must use Photoshop to enhance and retouch your photos. Apparel and jewelry manufacturers may benefit the most out of photo editing services since many sites require photos of products shot on a white background.

Even if you shoot your products on a white background, you must do additional work in editing software to get that bright, white background. Products have edges that need to be carefully selected, so you may wonder how can you achieve a perfect cut-out product? Here’s where the clipping path comes to the rescue.

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What's a clipping path?

Clipping path is a vector path that allows you to cut out an object from its background while keeping the background hidden, so you can alter it at all times without losing time if something goes wrong. Pretty convenient for anyone that wants to make quick changes without pressing the undo button.

Also, when working with a clipping path you can transfer the cut-out object from Photoshop to any other editing software like Illustrator and InDesign. Another neat thing about it is that you can save it and use it later.

Putting a clipping path in use

In our first blog, we talked about the importance of product images. In the e-commerce world, photos have the main role in attracting customers. Clipping path is very important to product photography since it greatly helps in creating a perfect product photo. Here’s why a clipping path is important when editing product shots.

Clipping path is the most precise way to remove the background from your product images – Photoshop offers many other ways of selecting and cutting out an object, such as the Magic Wand tool. Sure, it seems easy to cut out an object with only one click but often this is not the most effective method since it may cut out unnecessary shadows along with the object. So, to be more precise in perfectly cutting out objects, professionals refer to clipping paths.

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It’s time-saving and convenient – using Photoshop’s magic tools can seem like the easiest way to cut out an object but anyone that has worked with product photography knows that’s not the case. Often these magic tools can result in spending a lot of time on corrections of the desired selection. To save time, it’s much easier to manually select the object using a clipping path since you can always modify it if something goes wrong. It’s perfect when dealing with images that have many details – with a clipping path, you can easily go along any details that stand out and cut them precisely, without worrying that you’ll cut parts of the background too.

Putting a clipping path in use

Any professionally done photos require the use of an image processing service. To fully optimize your images for your e-commerce stores, the use of a clipping path is essential. That way you’ll always have perfect photos even if you don’t shoot with high-quality DSLR cameras and expensive equipment.

Masking

To edit complex or highly detailed images, masking is the best method available. Our masking services can take images with transparent components or fine details (such as hair or fur) and set those images against new backdrops. Best of all, we can give you the open masked files from alpha channels, so that you can take the masked image and re-use it for other projects

Making Meaning of Masking

Masking is a photo editing process that involves covering, or masking, part of an image and protecting it from editing. The un-masked part can then be isolated, edited, or removed. Masking allows the editor to change the colours of the un-masked area or change the background surrounding the masked image. Although masking is similar to a clipping path, masking is more advanced and allows the editor to isolate small details, like strands of hair, and protect those areas so that they can be used in the new image. Images that are rich with texture or detail should be edited with masking. Masking also can be used to transfer transparent objects, like wedding veils, from one background to another.

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During the masking process, the protected area is stored onto what is called an alpha channel. Alpha channels can be saved as files, and as part of our masking services, we can give you the alpha channels of your image for easier post-editing or image-recycling.

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Who Requires masking?

From photographers to advertising agencies, e-commerce sites, and retailers, masking can be beneficial for anyone. Masking should especially be used for macro images and images with high resolution where the smallest details are easily discernible to the viewer.

Ask About Masking Today

Our masking services start at the low price of $$$. To get a quote within an hour for your next masking project, contact us today. In addition to a timely turnaround, we can assure you that your images will be safe with our secure file manager. If desired, we can send you a sample, and until we get your approval, we will re-work the image. As soon as the order is complete, we will contact you immediately.

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