Photoshop clipping path is the most basic and frequently applied photo editing method. The question of the need for accomplishing it while editing a photo in Adobe Photoshop may rise frequently. Someone may ask why clipping path is needed for my photo. No worry, it is as simple as the necessity of water for human being to survive. In most of the photo editing services like background removal, drop shadow, mirror effect, photo manipulation, color correction etc, it plays an inevitable role.
A digital photo editing studio knows well how important role it plays in preparing a photo for final use. Nowadays, most of the commerce or business is based on internet or website. The rise of e-commerce makes our lives more convenient. Now, we can see the product in details by clicking on our internet browsing device. Image along with product description creates the sense of virtual presence of a product. Hereby, an image or a portrait can’t be used on website for business purpose just after taking the shot. It requires the touch of specialized photo editor’s hand. The case is also true in terms of the photos for printing use as well.
The first step of photo enhancement is to replace the existing background of the raw photo with the most suitable one. In order to replace the existing background professionally it is applied in most cases. Moreover, Photoshop masking technique is needed to remove the background of the images with fur or hair. A professional DTP will know it very well how clipping path is also needed to accomplish masking task.
Once the image is set on a suitable background it needs some other advanced photo editing services like drop shadow, photo manipulation, color correction etc. In order to create natural drop shadow the image editor has to draw clipping path to determine the shape of the shadow effect. In case of mirror effect it’s must to clip the subject of the photo. If some or any of the existing color of the subject needs to be modified it requires clipping path as well. Malty-path is the ultimate solution of this type of color correction. It allows to select each color separately and modify as desired by using different color correction options. If any part of the photo is destined to be manipulated, clipping path is drawn to level the edge or to cut and paste the desired portion from another supplementary file. Suppose the missing part (neck behind the dummy) of a t-shirt image is to be filled or manipulated. A photo editor must draw clipping path while accomplishing the task.
Thus, clipping path service plays the most important role in different photo editing steps of image enhancement procedure. As a photo editor I feel really thankful to the pen tool that works like the touch stone to the photo editors around the world. In Photoshop, pen tool is as strong as the use of pen in our real life. I would love to suggest the people who are willing to be a good photo editor to master the pen tool first before working with any other tools in Photoshop
CEO, Clipping Mask Asia