Atlantic City, New Jersey (PressExposure) June 04, 2009 -- Graphic design is being the promotional key in every spare of business and individual life. Business organizations seek graphic tools to have publicity by dint of bill board, catalogs, magazines, web pages, store directories, banners, flyers, posters, ads, galleries logo and a lot. Individuals hunt such service for meet different specious motive; for example one can easily get bulk photographs printed using graphic design using Photoshop in a very cost effective manner instead of going to a studio with negative film. Different plug-ins, filters, gradients and other options in graphic design makes any object alive and beautiful.
Clipping path, Color Mask/Multiple Clipping Path and masking are the most common and popular techniques used by the graphic professionals. Pen tool, Magic wand tool, Lasso tool re used initially to erase a part from the image background to compromise those tasks. Experts generally use the Pen tool to expertise themselves with more accuracy and credibility to the customers to place an image in a new background.
What is clipping path?
Simply clip means to cut off any particle from an item. Path cuts out an image. Clipping path simply means erasing selected outlined points from the background. As for example a tailor cuts- off outlined part of a cloth with a scissor. The object becomes moveable to any other inspired background while clipped.
After running adobe Photoshop, you will open an image from the File menu. Then you will click on the pen tool in the tool box and see the nib icon on the top toolbar below the menu. Than you will increase the zoom by pressing ctrl add +. Then it will be easy to clip. Pressing Alt you will break the curve in an image. After completion of the path you will make selection. Than copying the selected image you will paste it your inspired background.
Benefits of Pen tool in Clipping Path
Pen tool will help to give a wonderful background in lieu of damaged, old and scratched one in an image to promote your further intentions. It will provide superior, perfect and alive image as well as quality service of yours. The manual pen tool will ensure the selection of the area without changing or modifying a single pixel in an image. After clipping path by it you will get a bitmap image within a vector path which will be saved as EPS format. EPS format is a file that contains both the vector and bitmap data in the same image. So, this image can be used not only in Photoshop directly but also in Quark Press, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia FreeHand and CorelDraw as a vector object for farther design. It is user friendly for the PDF also.
Masking is created to make an adjustment and attachment of a new layer with the background layer to hide the unwanted pixel with the black and white color exhibition in it.
Procedure of masking in adobe Photoshop:
After copying a parted object from a picture by a lasso tool or pen tool you will paste it in the back ground layer in the Photoshop. Than selecting the image on the layer palate, you will click on the add layer mask in the layer palate. Than you will click on the gradient tool in the tool bar and constantly will see whether the gradient is black and white color in the option bar. If the gradient remains with multicolor on the option bar than, you will double click on the gradient with the mouse in the option bar and apply black and white color. You can also make it changing foreground and background color in the tool bar. Now clicking on gradient toolbar you will drag on the image from the right side. Thus masking will be effective. Color Mask/Multiple Clipping Path: Color Mask will Give your image a fresh new look by applying Photoshop path to multiple objects in a photograph. It will add color and texture to the same image to give totally different look.