Friday, April 16, 2010

Use of Clipping path and Image Masking Services

Clipping path / image clipping / Image background removal and Image masking / Photo masking / Photoshop masking are graphic terms used in designing industry.

Clipping path is a closed vector path that helps to knockout an image in a photo editing software. Photoshop masking is used to isolate a portion of an image from the rest of a photo, provided the photo has edges that are not well-defined.

Today clipped images are used directly on various media such as magazines, flyers, banners, packages etc. They are also used to eliminate the background of a photograph when exporting the photo to a page layout, a vector-editing application, or for printing purposes.

Image masking services is mostly used for creating product catalogs. Also known as Masking in Photoshop, it is used with image clipping path technique to knock the background out of complex image to be placed for advertisement display in e-commerce website. Photo Masking is further useful when background removal service alone is not applicable on hair, fur, or semi translucent images like flames, highlights, lighting, chiffon & glasses, feathers, smoke, muslin, etc.

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