What is Clipping Path?
Clipping path sounds difficult but once you think about it or see it in action it is really a simple process. Another term for clipping path is closed vector path or shape but in reality, all you are doing is cropping a photo to meet a certain size requirement.
How does Clipping Path Work?
The process is also very simple. You apply the clipping path by outlining the area of the photo you want to remain. You then click the button and all the portions of the photo outside of the boundary is removed.
The photo editor can apply either a hard or soft edge to the photo. It all depends on the preference of the editor.
Inclusive or Exclusive Direction
These are the two techniques that can be applied to clipping path actions. What is included in the photo when clipping path is applied depends on the direction the photo editor takes and the instructions of the owner of the photo.
If the editor takes an inclusive direction, that means that everything within the laid-out boundary will be included in the final image. If the editor takes an exclusive direction, then that means that everything outside of the laid-out boundary is included in the final image.
Of course, everything outside of the boundary in an inclusive direction is removed from the photo and everything inside the boundary in the exclusive direction is omitted from the final image.
Compound Path Direction
There is the possibility of combing the two directions. This action depends upon the Boolean operation. This operation is needed to help determine what elements of the inclusive or exclusive directions are included in the final image.
Clipping path can be used on 3D images and are used to preserve processing of certain images that are in plain sight. The danger of using clipping oaths on 3D images is that the viewer will see what was edited.
What that means is that the realism f a scene may be altered when clipping path is applied to 3D films. Certain images may not look right, or they may disappear altogether for no real reason.
One technique that may help hide this error is called adding fog. This technique simply covers up the editing mistakes due to applying the clipping path process to 3D films.
The Best Use of Clipping Path
Clipping path is very effective if you only want to remove one or individual images from a group photo or some other photo with a bad background or surrounding objects. These backgrounds or objects would not fit the new photo’s purpose and need to be removed.
For example, if you want to highlight an employee for their immense contribution to the company but their file photo or some other company photo does not meet the professional requirements of the new image. You then apply clipping path to the photo on hand, remove the image or images needed and place them in a new context where the surrounding background or objects contribute to a professional standard.
You get a very professional quality looking photo without the expense of retaking a new photo.
The Benefits of Clipping Path
One of the benefits of using clipping path is that you save money, time and hassle. You do not need to send a lot to get a professional company to reformat your images.
You can also surprise loved ones or employees with their new honor or photo. Call now for a quote on our clipping path services.