Clipping path is a common image editing task that can separate objects in an image from the background. It is done by using vector graphics for this purpose.
The purpose of clipping path is thus to cut out an object/shape from its background without harming the pixels of the figure itself. A common reason for cutting out images or objects is to use them elsewhere on different backgrounds.
A clipping path is a technique of masking one area of an image from the background. This process is carried out by using ways of vector images. Paths are formed of lines with an origin, direction, and destination, which are connected to form closed shapes or subpaths. The purpose of using a clipping path is to extract the elements on the document to be placed over other objects without affecting them.
A clipping path is used in many different situations but most often it is used for watermarking purposes, for example, taking a model’s photo or part of it and enclosing this photo within others so as not to alter these other photos in any way when you put them together in a single layout.
It can also be used to change backgrounds, like when taking a picture of a person in the studio and placing the same person on different backgrounds such as snow or beach.
The clipping path is always made up of vector images to be used for any purpose no matter what size the document is; this makes it very versatile.
It can even be used for purposes where high resolution is required since vector images have infinite solutions meaning they are never pixelated when you scale them up or down, which means that clipping path can also be used for purposes of neck joint, ghost mannequin or photo retouching.
Clipping paths are an essential part of graphic design because every graphic designer would need to mask some elements from photos before using them in other designs. This serves many purposes, not just beautifying the document but also making elements appear better or to be part of the document when in reality it is not.
Creating clipping paths is one of the most challenging things that graphic designers have to do since you need artistic skills, knowledge about Adobe Photoshop, and attention to detail. Doing this task manually takes a lot of time which makes it impractical for use, especially in situations where deadlines are very tight or in cases where several design projects must be done within a short period.
This is why many websites try to help graphic designers by offering “automatic clipping pat services to create their clipping paths quickly without worrying about how good it looks every single time because every image would look perfect by the automatic service. Also, once an image is vectorized, it can be used for a purpose where high resolution is required.
Clipping path or image masking are both the same thing, but the purpose of each one remains to be different. That’s why many companies offer these services as an additional service to their clients because they know that photo editing and clipping paths are two things that all businesses need in their marketing materials.
Whether you consider this or not, your design will benefit from photo editing/clipping paths, whether it is to make product images look better or showing people on photos when they are not there in reality, like having models show clothes by wearing them on a white background which ensures that no other elements appear next to the model which might distract the viewer away from seeing what the purpose of this image or photo is.