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    Clipping path

    I was scrolling through emails received the other day and one was a job which was being advertised for some freelance work. They were basically asking for some photos to be edited, resizing, colour adjustment and clipping path included. That set my interest going as I didn't understand what clipping path included was? So, I had a quick search around and its seems to be something that is in photoshop that allows you to select part of an image and save separately. Is this correct?

    I don't have photoshop but in the interest of adding to my knowledge and perhaps others, could anyone enlighten me and others on clipping path and what it is?

    Cheers for now

    Gary
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    Re: Clipping path

    Clipping path was a new one on me too, Gary.

    It seems it is used to isolate parts of an image from the background so the isolated bit can be placed on another background.

    From what I've read, and I'm guessing you have read too, it is used quite a bit in advertising where there is a need to show an item on a non-distracting background, or on an appropriate background.

    Things like showing a new range of winter outdoor clothing against a background of snow cover slopes without the expense of photographing them in situ.

    Though I don't know what "clipping path included" means in the terms of email you received.

    Dave

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    Re: Clipping path

    Dave, thanks for your reply, You've got as far as I got in terms of understanding things. I guess the 'included' part means something like you can save the clipped part as part of the file (jpeg?)

    Cheers for now

    Gary

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