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Tips to make the clipping path task effortless and top notch

If you happen to be a photo editing services provider you would know what clipping path means. If not, it is a vector path that is used by many photo clipping services providers to carve out an image in any of the latest photo enhancing softwares such as Adobe Photoshop or InDesign. Taking care of many things that may look trivial to everyone’s eyes can improve the ultimate quality of final product. As a professional photo editing company you should know how to make your clients delighted with the end results.


photo clipping in photoshop
Image clipping path tips

 

How to make clipping path using Photoshop tools

Clipping path with pen tool in Photoshop

Step 1

Open the image in Photoshop directly rather than opening the image from the menu. Now, open the ‘Pen Tool’ option from the menu and use the same to create a path around the image area which can become the silhouette of the image that you have opened.

using pen tool in photoshop to remove background

 

If you are unable to see the Save Path, then the path has already been saved. You can skip to the next step.


Step 2

You are now required to open the Panel Menu in the Paths Panel and click on Save Path. Importantly, make sure that you name references.

photoshop clipping path pen tool

 

Step 3

Select the Clipping Path from the same Panel Menu. Select the path that you have saved from the dialog box of Clipping Paths and click OK.


clipping path using pen tool photoshop

 

Unless you want to change the value of the Flatness Device Pixels, you can leave the text field blank. As you would know, the flatness values can determine the number of device pixels that have been used to create the silhouette. If the values are higher, the number of points created will be fewer increasing the swiftness of processing. However, speed can affect appeal of the image; higher flatness value results in straight edges instead of the more desirable curved edges.


Step 4

Choose the Save As option in the file and select the Photoshop EPS in the format dropdown. Another dialog box would open in the EPS Options dialog box. Give OK to the defaults.


clipping mask with pen tool photoshop

 

Clipping path with magic wand tool

If there are right tools at disposal, a graphic artist can do almost anything. Photoshop image masking tools can help a creative professional to go those extra miles to come up with exceptional outputs. For magic wand, there is no need to drag around and you can simply take it from menu. You can select the needed specific part to copy, edit or mask; i.e., there is no need to trace any specific path.


Thus you can make use of countless tricks as per the color properties of pixel. You may press the ‘W’ key to select magic wand tool. Then make the click within the specific area that needs to be edited. Post that, you may use normal menu to add or subtract elements from concerned image. The said option is manipulated with sample of various layers, contiguous, tolerance and anti-aliasing. Let us see in detail how to use magic wand tool to remove background.


Step 1

Start by opening the image that you want to mask. Get an access to the Photoshop file menu and then click open. You can pick the needed file and it would be good if you duplicate it for the training purpose.


magic wand tool to remove background

 

Step 2

After the access of file, go to tool box menu and select Magic Wand Tool. You can get it by clicking on Tools option in windows menu.



clipping path with magic wand tool

 

Step 3

Now, select white background that you want to remove; automatically, all white areas inside the view will be selected.


using the magic wand tool in photoshop

 

Step 4

It is always advisable to create a duplicate outlay of image, at the point. Conceal the original one; just switch of visibility icon. For the same, click delete key.


crop using magic wand photoshop

 

Step 5

In the layer palette, towards the bottom, you can see the option of ‘create new layer’. You can input the desired color by making use of color picker or else you may paste from background image to make the needed selection.


change background color photoshop using magic wand

 

Step 6

‘Gradient Tool’ can now be selected and you may add this color on to new layer. See both color and image layers together to have an idea regarding the final output.


using magic wand tool to remove background

 

Also, any other image, effect or color can be tried. Even if you are not a professional designer mastering all different photo clipping methods, you can remove background Photoshop using magic wand tool quite easily.


Clipping Path is undoubtedly a crucial element in deciding the overall quality of the image that the enhancement procedure. So make use of the above mentioned various photoshop tools to enhance the photo by changing the transparent background.


As a photo editing company that wants to with stand the competition and provide extensively incredible image clipping path services to the clients, aspects such as these must not be overlooked.





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