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Does Clipping Path And Image Masking Have Any Difference?

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Does Clipping Path And Image Masking Have Any Difference?


For everyday photo editing activities, many techniques have been used. Among them, Clipping Path and Image masking are very popular because of their effectiveness. Those two are used as background removal technique that drops out the object and makes the subject clear.

But for many reasons, you may be confused if they are the same or have any difference?  First, of course, they are different techniques. Both of them perform the same task, but their way of doing things is other. Before starting to know their difference, you have to understand what they are actually?

First, we will talk about Clipping Path. Clipping Path is the technique that removes the background from its subject with the help of the Pen Tool. While using this tool, designers need to be more careful as drawing a downward path may provide an unnatural look of the image. This tool will help the photo to seem sharp and smooth edges. That’s why you will make the photo as zoom as possible to avoid any mistakes.

Thousands of experts avoid this tool for its complications. Clipping Path may create the awkward corner of products such as models’ hair or dress. And o course, you need to consider the timing while removing the background from its subject. On the other hand, if the image or subject is more complicated, it needs Image Masking. In this method, you can select a portion you will remove from the issue.

Image Masking is the favored method because it helps to remove the particular part of the image. This technique uses when the image has so many curves, turns, or intricate soft edges and low details(smoke, fur, human hair, feathers, glasses, sweater, lighting, flames, etc.). 

This technique uses used background eraser tool, magic eraser tool, and color separation technique. It helps to alter, modify, add, or remove any layer from the image. It is used for commercial purposes or E-Commerce for making catalogs or leaflets, printing media, photography, creative design agencies, etc.

Now the final word is which one you will be chosen or best for you. Though both the techniques are used for background removal, they have their advantages and disadvantages. So, based on your capacity, you will select which one will give more benefits.



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