According to Wikipedia A clipping path (or “deep etch”) is a closed vector path, or shape, used to cut out a 2D image in image editing software. Anything inside the path will be included after the clipping path is applied; anything outside the path will be omitted from the output.
In other words clipping path is a technique used to remove unnecessary background from an image.
In order to do clipping path we need to use photo editing software like “Photoshop”. Photoshop is a software developed by two Ph.D. students Thomas Knoll and John Knoll developed and launched ImagePro (later renamed Photoshop), the first photo editing software.
Now we know what is clipping path and what we should use to do clipping path let us walk forward on how to remove backgrounds by clipping path.
Here are 12 easy steps on how to remove unnecessary backgrounds with clipping path:
Step- 1 (open photoshop software)
-> Open Photoshop cc 2018
-> Click the ‘File” option on top left corner of the software and click the ‘Open’ option
-> Choose the photo you want to work with.
Step- 2 (input the product image)
-> Click new path layer and start a path
-> Path option (besides the auto add/delete option) and check to mark the ‘Rubberband” option.
Step- 3 (start clipping path)
-> Start clipping path but try to start from a corner of the photo to work easily
-> Mouth of the inside: same as usual but do it slowly and carefully.
# Press and hold the Alt button on your keyboard when taking a hard corner and edges and use the mouse to bend.
# Do the edges slowly for the better curve.
Step- 4 (preview)
-> After finishing clipping path click path 1 and click quick mask to preview.
Step- 5 (anchor point)
-> Select path1
-> Hold the right mouse button and drag to select to see the anchor points
-> Press Ctrl and path 1 at the same time to select the path
Step- 6 (feather option)
->Press shift and F6 button at the same time for feather option
-> Input 0.5 on feather radius when the window pops up then press Ok
# Do not check the apply effect at canvas bounds.
Step- 7 (background layer)
->Press Ctrl and J to take layer
-> Select background
-> Choose solid color (to change background)
-> Press Ok
# Press the eye icon (besides the layer/ background option) to check the image.
Step- 8 (choose background color)
->Double click on the color on color fill 1 to choose the background color
-> Press Ok.
Step- 9 (saving the image)
-> Click the file option then click save as and select the location you want to save the image
-> Change the file type on “save as type” option and select JEPG format then click save.
Step- 10 (JEPG option)
-> Choose the highest quality and press Ok
# Keep the baseline standard when the popup window appears.
Step- 11 (transparent background)
-> Delete the background and color fill 1 to get the transparent background
Step- 12 (final step)
-> Go to file option
-> Save as
-> Select location
-> Change the file type on “save as type” option and select PNG and press Save.
The image editing market is still growing at a fast pace and the photo revolution is also bringing new challenges to the table as we see.
Photoshop has made photo editing very easy and fast especially for those who do clipping path. There are many companies who provide clipping path services and are earning well. Developing countries such as Bangladesh, Philippine, India, Pakistan, and Nepal are massively growing their number of clipping path services as we speak.
So these are 12 easy steps on how to remove the unnecessary background with the use of clipping path. Hope you find it useful and easy to understand too. The photo may be ordinary but with the right touch of professionals, it may become extraordinary.