clipping path

In principle, one can say that is an exemption via path against the nature of each picture.

Clipping path is a term in photoshop. It is used to each exposed image, even if the edge is still so sharp, requires an edge, if only slightly soft. The path separates absolutely sharp, which the eye can see very well.

Here we are trying to share some creative tips for clipping path

01 Prepare the clipping path

To make a path glow, you must first create it. To do this, select the Pen tool on, and make sure that path is enabled in the options bar. Now set by clicking the first point. Move slightly further to the left, down and set the next point. Hold it down and pull it slightly down, right to draw a curve.

There follows a third anchor point at the bottom, right, which you also hold and pull. In this way, you can easily create a loop by setting additional anchor points. This point is indicated on the left as well as on the right, which could also wrap around image contents.

02 Light the path

We have learned that we can trace paths with a brush. To do so, create a new layer, such as Shift + Ctrl + N, and activate the brush. Go to the options bar to the selection of preset brushes and choose a small, rather hard brush out.

Soft tool tips provide larger, soft lines, hard brushes for finer contours, which is our goal. You can still adjust the foreground color later on using a layer style. Here I first selected a bright yellow tone. In the menu, go to Window> Brush and check whether shape properties are activated and the control is set to pencil printing.


Re-enable the Crayon tool and right-click the path. From the drop-down list, choose Fill Path Contour. Select the brush as the tool and activate Simulate Print. This makes the lines look even finer at the beginning and end. Confirm with OK and go again with the right mouse button over the path to select delete path.

To control the color of your line, go to Layer> Layer Style> Color Overlay in the menu. You could adjust the color to white. Also, activate a layer style> Blur to the outside with blending method. Negatively multiply, Opacity: 75%, Color # ff7733 (RGB 255, 119, 51), Overfill: 0% and Size: 25 pixels.

This is followed by a layer style> Blob with Blend Mode: Color Blob, Color # ffdd22 (RGB 255, 221, 34), Opacity: 100%, Angle: 120 degrees. Spacing and Overfill 0, and Size 6 pixels. The layer switched to interpolation in the blending mode.

Easily manage paths

01 Detecting paths

To manage paths, Photoshop provides you with its own control panel. Go to Window> Paths in the menu or call it via the layer control panel and the corresponding tab. You will see each (stored) path, (temporary) work path. Each vector form template (from form planes), including thumbnail and names.

To select a path, click its name. If deselect this selection, simply click on a blank area of the path control panel. To change the path order, select the path, hold down the Mapping key. Drag it up or down, and release the Mapping key at the desired location.

Professional Tip: To enlarge the path thumbnails, click on the icon at the top. Top means the right corner of the panel to select the panel options from the list. A dialog box opens in which you can set the thumbnail size.

You can also create a new path in the path control panel. To do so, click the Create New Path button next to the Recycle Bin at the bottom of the screen.

02 Rename and delete paths

To name a path differently, double-click the current name. Write the new name in the field and confirm with the Enter key. To delete a path, simply drag it to the bottom of the panel with the recycle bin. Or click on the Recycle Bin and confirm with Yes. The control panel options also delete an entry path.


03 Saving a work path

A work path is initially only temporary, so it is only active as long as you edit it. To save it for an extended period of time, such as the next time you open the file. Drag the name to the Create New Path button at the bottom of the panel. You could also select Save clipping path from the panel options and change the name in the dialog box.

Align text to a path

01 Create a path

Create any path, such as the Ellipse tool, with the path selected in the Options bar.

02 Write the text

Select the Horizontal Text tool and go to the path. Click on it and write a sentence. A double-click on the level mini- mum of the text area selects the text completely. Now you can easily customize the font and size. You can also use Window> Characters to get more options, such as the range.

Tip: The text is allowed to spread to use the path shape as a surface. Simply click the text tool in the middle of the path. If you want to move the text or even place it in the circle rectangle. Select the path selection tool and drag the text into position.

Use and apply mold tools

01 Overview: Mold tools

Photoshop provides some vector shapes that you can create a path, shape, or pixel. You can always change the color of the shape when the form is activated in the options bar. The tools are Rectangle Tool, Rounded Rectangle Tool, Ellipse Tool, Polygon Tool, Line Drawing Tool, and My Shape Tool for creative use.

Tip: When you hold down the Shift key, the shape is evenly generated, creating a circle or a square. To open the shape from the center, click in the document and then hold down the Alt key. Then pull the form.

By double-clicking on the level miniature, you can call the color selector at any time and change the color.

02 Create your own shape

If you want to save your own shape, select the path in the path control panel and then go to the Edit> Edit My Form menu. Give your shape a name and confirm with OK. You can reach your shape using the My Shape tool. Simply open the selection list for your own forms in the options bar. Your form is listed there.

Hope these tips will help you to be a master for edit image through clipping path.


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