Clipping Path vs. Image Masking – Which is Best for Background Removal?

Jenny Pasco October 25,2019

Clipping Path vs. Image Masking

Both clipping path and image masking facilitate photo editing services as they are effective photo editing techniques and used to remove unwanted objects from the background of images. The major distinction between them is the way in which you used to eliminate the undesirable object.

Clipping Path

Clipping path is a photo editing technique used widely to provide very fine photo retouching services using pen tool in Photoshop only, which is mostly used for acute, hard and straight edges. The photo editor should remain very careful while giving photo retouching services as small mistake by photo editor may make it seem unnatural and unrealistic.

Clipping Path

So, it is better to zoom the image properly to overcome the possibility of making it unnatural. It is important to be patient and vigilant while giving clipping path services; otherwise it will make your brand lose their worth easily.

Related Post: 5 Top Clipping Path Service Providers – [Review and Comparison]

Image Masking

Another important photo editing service used to give high-end retouching to your images is image masking. It is also used for removal of undesirable objects from background but with the help of diverse tools and techniques.

Image Masking

Clipping masking is usually done with the help of Photoshop using color separation technique, eraser tool and magic eraser tool but the most widely used tool is background eraser. It is applied to make changes, alteration, modification and add-on of a new layer to remove the unwanted portions of an image with white or black.  

To make your photos more pleasing, you need to change the background of the photos. Using image masking technique, you can fork out the maximum intricate pictures from their background. This technique is used typically to make product catalogues.

Clipping Path vs. Image Masking

  •  Both photo editing services have some pros and cons but the main difference between clipping path and image masking is the way you give high-end retouching to a particular image.
  •  More multifaceted images require image masking.
  •  It is possible to remove the background from multifaceted images using clipping path, hence the consequence not as attractive and sometimes make the image look unrealistic.
  •  Only one object is eliminated by using image masking but clipping path allows you to retouch several images at a time.

Bottom Line

Photo editing and retouching service is basically the combination of contrast, exposure, warmth, sharpening and saturation and you can use it to give high-end retouching to your images. 

Related Post: Why Background Removal Service is Important for E-Commerce

For any e-commerce product images, the best way to remove the background is using image masking or clipping path. Both techniques are commonly used by most photo editors and by graphic designers for more professional and neat looking images ready to use for designs and prints. 

Why Ephotovn is the best for clipping path and clipping masks?

Our team at Ephotovn offers professional background removal services including image masking and clipping path – affordable and fast turnaround. 

Contact us for more information.

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