how to create clipping path in Photoshop

Clipping path techniques using Photoshop

Sometimes a photograph with you may have a repulsive background and sometimes the background may be salvageable. In all such scenarios, the savior for you is clipping path in Photoshop. Photoshop editing is also about modifying the image in a realistic manner. Even when the background is removed, some effects still remain on the photograph that must be removed for assuring the image a refined look.

To adjust the image on to another background or file, innovative techniques are to be used. Just assure that you are working not on background layer but on a layer. For making the background a layer, double click on the background while you press the Alt Key.

There are a lot of steps involved in the process of photo clipping. Here in this clipping path tutorial, most prominent among them are brought to light.

Open a new photo

creating layer in photoshop

create a layer in Photoshop

Making use of this technique to remove background is not a herculean task the concerned image. First of all, simply open a new picture into Photoshop or else drag and drop. Create a duplicate of the background layer before you start. Move on to the Photoshop toolbox to the screen’s left side. In case if you can’t still see it, from Windows menu, select tools. Make use of Pen Tool as it is used specifically for the process of path clipping. Followed by it, select a shape layer and path for the picture.

Around the photo clip by using Pen Tool

photoshop pen tool clipping mask

Clipping path using Pen tool

Using Pen Tool, mark out around the photo very finely. On selecting Pen Tool, the point over off your mouse will resemble a pen. Click on to the image edges and the anchor points to take the entire picture in till the initial anchor point is reached. Now the whole image is successfully selected. Deleting and modifying changes are facilitated by Anchor Point Tools. A professional company offering clipping path service is well acquainted with the best tools to use and at the right time.

Save the clipping path done

how to create Clipping path

Creating Clipping path

Besides Pen Tool, there are Path Layers. On the layer, double click and it will change to clipping path from the working path.  You will now get a box opened and saving can be done by Path and the default name will be Path 1. Now for removing the existing background and adding a white one, Ctrl + Click would work for Windows. The same can be achieved in MAC by pressing command and then clicking. After that select Layer followed by Layer via Copy in the Menu Bar for saving it to the white background.  This is one of most important among the advanced clipping path photoshop techniques.

After clipping Photoshop add drop Shadow

clipping path with drop shadow in photoshop

Creating a drop shadow

You may add a natural drop shadow to the image for giving it a more authentic and iconic look. From the Layers Panel, choose the layer for which the shadow needs to be added.  At the Layers Panel bottom, there is Layer Style button; click on it.  A list will appear from where you can choose the Drop Shadow option. With this the process is over.

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