The Various Types Of Image Masking

Image masking is significant when you need to improve image quality in product catalogues, information brochures and even fliers! Clarity is of utmost importance in these images, since the images showcase the product to be bought.

The ultimate goal for us is to make the product pop. To do so, it is necessary to have a complementing background with the product. Image masking can help separate the image into layers or masks. Allowing you to adapt the background to match the object in the image and spotlight the product.

Types of Image Masking

  1. Alpha Channel Masking

Alpha Channel Masking, or “Raster Masking” in case of Adobe Photoshop; is a method of masking used for lucid or semi-translucent photos. When creating new layers gets tough, professionals tend to turn to Alpha Channel Masking. Isolation of items using this technique can guarantee undisturbed edges.

Alpha Channel Masking
Alpha Channel Masking
  1. Advanced or Complex Layer Masking

Complex Layer masking is another interesting feature in Adobe Photoshop. This function is crucial when dealing with concentrated or fine objects like hair, fur, grains of rice etc. This technique of masking allows you to extract or cut out such objects effortlessly and flawlessly to replace the background.

Advanced or Complex Layer Masking
Advanced or Complex Layer Masking
  1. Photoshop Transparency Masking

This function is used to remove see-through objects on an image from their original background. Images that have gradient transparencies, such as a glass can be easily remove with no rough edges.

Photoshop Transparency Masking
Photoshop Transparency Masking
  1. Translucent Image Masking

Translucent Image Masking is pretty self-explanatory; this helps to segregate transparent objects in an image from its backdrop. This technique is popularly used to remove pixels as well. Professionals around the world are using this method to remove unnecessary pixels from images for a perfect finish.

Translucent Image Masking
Translucent Image Masking
  1. Photoshop Collage Masking

Eliminating the backdrop is the primary function of Photoshop Collage Masking. This is used to mask images for commercial purposes like leaflets, brochures, catalogues and online portals.

Photoshop Collage Masking
Photoshop Collage Masking

 

However, there is much more to post-processing and photo editing than Image Masking Service. A combination of various tools and services help to create attractive designs that attract the keen eye. Image masking is barely the tip of the iceberg.

 

The Pen Tablet is an innovative tool used for Image Masking and Clipping services in Photoshop. In cases where the image has soft edges and similar background color, this device is perfect. It is a special tablet that comes with a Bluetooth pen for drawing. This pen is used to draw delicate lines and sketching the original image with soft edges. The Pen Tablet is also equipped with features like the Cloud. In a nutshell, it is virtually connected with your computer so you can tweak the finished image using Adobe Photoshop. The pen or brush size can also be adjusted to suit your drawing needs. This device definitely cuts down on editing time and in the right hands, can bring excellent results.

 

It is always wise to have experts for all sectors in your business. Make no mistake in this age of visualization; consult with experts to be on top of your game and stay miles ahead of your competition.

 

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Image Masking Techniques for the Novice

Being able to clip out images by flawlessly masking the background is a vital skill, without which it is impossible to achieve flawless photographs. Moreover, most editing projects require background removal and it is mandatory whether you’re designing artwork or for print web.
If an aspiring designer is looking to tackle some Photoshop challenges, he must become familiar with some advanced techniques. Sometimes we are faced with a picture that has a complex background consisting shapes. If in this situation, the clients requires only one item to be isolated the designer has no other way but masking methods. Thus, it is necessary for the designer to have sound knowledge about Image Masking in Post-production.

Layer Masking

Layer mask tool can be used as a substitute to the Eraser tool. The Layer Mask allows you to correct it or even remove it if you please, whereas the effects of the Eraser tool can be irreparable. The convenience that Layer Mask provides you is, all the Photoshop tools are accessible for creating your mask. Now that there is access to marquee selections, various brushes and gradient options help you to create the perfect mask.

Try using the brush tool for painting the background of your photo using the same motions as you would when using the eraser tool.

Photoshop Layer Masking tutorial:

 

 

Using the brush on a pen tablet allows the user to naturally select sections via pen pressure. The softness of your brush tip is of utmost importance in such cases.

Photoshop-Image-Masking
Photoshop-Image-Masking

 

Selection Tool

Using the selection tool can also come in handy when you need to mask the background. Once you have a selection you can make a layer mask from it.
Instead of completely erasing the object you want to remove, you can easily mask it out. This lets the user to modify the object to make the edges smooth. This also means that the image details are still there in case you need to reverse the effects. Hence, this method allows you to experiment and explore options without permanently losing any image information.

 

Refine Edge Feature

Another little trick is to use the Refine Edge feature to create and be in command of the mask. With the help of sliders and settings to smoothen the rough edges of the image isolation, transitioning is improved. Shifting edges and contrasting edge and background are some other advantages of using this tool.
The output section is another remarkable option available in this masking function. Specific selection and the option of previewing and inverting masking effects make life easier.

Masking a photo’s background or deleting it helps the editor. It allows the user to smoothly and flawlessly combine images together. Image masking has so many more features which are producing top notch photographs for all intents and purposes. To achieve that level of excellence, it is essential you speak with the right people.

 

Nayan Chowdhury
CEO
Offshore Clipping Path

Drop Shadow in Photoshop is the Process of Adding Effect in eCommerce Image!

Drop shadow in Photoshop is the process of adding effects to an image. Image with drop shadow we often found on the eCommerce website, newspaper, leaflet, magazine etc. An image with a drop shadow effect illustrates the depth of an object, so the object becomes more realistic.

Drop shadow in Photoshop:

Step by step process of this tutorial is given below:

Step One: Open image in Photoshop.

Drop-Shadow

 

Step Two: Layers should look like the image bellow. Layer 0 is filled with white and layer one shoes image which is already cut out by the Photoshop clipping path.

Drop Shadow

 

Step Three: Make a copy of the layer then select the layer of the shoes and press (Ctrl +j)

Drop Shadow

 

Step Four: Change the foreground color into black by pressing (Shift +X)

Drop Shadow

 

Step Five: To make the image black press (Shift + Alt + Delete)

Drop-Shadow

 

Step Six: Then bring free transform on the image by pressing (Ctrl+t)

Drop-Shadow

 

Step Seven: To make Shadow click the top middle square and drag the black image straight down.

Drop-Shadow

 

Step Eight: Press “Enter” or “Return” to get out from “Free Transform”

Drop-Shadow

 

Step Nine: Move Shadow layer by clicking and dragging to below the image layer so that the shoes in the front of the shadow.

Drop Shadow

 

Step Ten: Select layer of the shadow, then go Filter>Blur>Motion Blur

Drop Shadow

 

Step Eleven: Adjust distance and set the angle. Set the “angle” to 0 Adjust the “distance” enough to smooth out around the shadow.

Drop Shadow

 

Step Twelve: Click on Ok

Drop Shadow

 

Step Thirteen: Select Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur

Drop Shadow

 

Step Fourteen: Change the “Radius” into 3 PIX . Then click ok.

Drop Shadow

 

Step Fifteen: Make sure that the drop shadow layer is selected and then “Add Layer Mask”

Drop Shadow

 

Step Sixteen: Click and hold down on the brush icon and select brush tool from the drop down menu. Then change the Opacity to around 53%

Drop Shadow

 

Step Seventeen: Change the foreground color to black.

 

Drop Shadow

 

Step Eighteen: Change the brush size.

Drop Shadow

 

Step Nineteen: Click on the drop shadow to make it perfect. If you need to bring back the shadow, then change the foreground color by pressing (Shift + x) and click over the area.

Drop-Shadow

 

Step Twenty: Select the move tool to adjust the shadow.

Drop-Shadow

 

For the better understand you can also watch the following YouTube video:

 

 

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CEO
Offshore Clipping Path

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Photoshop Color Correction Service to make e-commerce photos stunned to your customer!

COLOR CORRECTION: Step by Step process of this tutorial in Photoshop. You can watch our You Tube video tutorial for your convenient.

Color Correction

Step One: Open image in Photoshop

Photoshop Color Correction

Step Two: Select the image. Press ctrl and click path one

Photoshop Color Correction

Step Three: Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to open feather and set feather radius 0.5, click ok

Photoshop Color Correction

Step Four : Press Ctrl+J to cut out specific objects from this image. In this image the objects are already selected by the Photoshop clipping path.

Step Five: Now select the background of the image then open adjustment menu and select solid color white.

Photoshop Color Correction

Step Six: From the layers panel select layer one.

Step Seven: Cutout one image by using Lasso tool.

Photoshop Color Correction

Step Eight: Now go to layers and create a group named Group1, and make a mask of the image that we cut out previously.

Photoshop Color Correction

Step Nine: Now open adjustment menu and select level then adjust gamma >36. Or you can use your color sense.

Photoshop Color Correction

Step Ten: Select the hue/saturation from the adjustment menu and put saturation value > -100

Photoshop Color Correction

Step Eleven: Select brightness and contrast from the adjustment menu and adjust the Brightness at > – 65 and contrast at > – 32

Photoshop Color Correction

Step Twelve: Again select level then adjust gamma > 0.69

Photoshop Color Correction

Step Thirteen: Again select brightness and contrast from the adjustment menu and adjust contrast > 56

Photoshop Color Correction

Step Fourteen: Close Group 1. First image done.

Step Fifteen: Select image 2 and create group -2 and make mask on this 2nd image.

Photoshop Color Correction

Step Sixteen: Select solid color from adjustment menu. Color code> e2c22e.

Photoshop Color Correction

Step Seventeen: Select color blending from Layers then select color.

Photoshop Color Correction

Step Eighteen: Click selective color from adjustment menu. Then select color> yellow, adjust the following color Yellow > – 23, Black >+ 27.

Photoshop Color Correction

Step Nineteen: Select color balance from adjustment menu select mid tones, then adjust the color red > +10, yellow> -6.

Photoshop Color Correction

Step Twenty: Close Group 2. Golden color done.

Photoshop Color Correction

Step Twenty One: Select third image then create group 3 and create musk of third image and follow the similar instruction to complete red color for the third image.

For the better understand  you can watch the following YouTube video tutorial:

Photoshop Color Correction Tutorial.

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Why OCP is perfect for Drop Shadows?

Raw images have become very old fashioned. In this day and age, we are drawn towards image manipulation and post-production is a brimming industry now. Original images are tweaked and tampered with to create alluring visual effects while maintaining a natural stance.

Clipping path is definitely very helpful in terms of removing background but it has its limitations. While this process can get rid of unnecessary objects, Drop shadow effects have a few tricks up their sleeve as well.

The raw image shadow may not always be perfect for the image. Sometimes the original shadows can ruin the image entirely, which is why these shadows need to be modified to reach the picture perfect stage. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and other similar programs offer tools that can be used to color correct and modify these shadows as we please.

If the photo does not have any shadows, you will again need to use these tools to create and add natural shadow or drop shadow for these images. Photoshop shadow under the objects creates a different dimension on the image, revamping the image to reach its peak.

Drop Shadow
Drop Shadow

This drop shadow effect is quite simple for large effects, but it gets complicated when it is being used for fine objects like hair or grains. In such cases, it is best to hire an experienced professional so that the outcome is clean. It can be challenging to perfectly blend the shadow with the object and avoid an alienated effect among the fine object and its shadow.

These services are offered at Offshore Clipping Path at reasonable rates by experienced professionals who are dedicated to their work. All kinds of shadow effects are offered and special instructions according to the clients’ needs are considered with utmost importance. Positive feedback from a large portion of our client based has certainly given us great reason to pride our work.

Working closely with clients has provided the amazing opportunity of learning about their needs. Hence, it is possible to provide the appropriate services accordingly. The latest tools and software’s are close by and this has greatly helped Offshore Clipping Path stay ahead in the game.

The revision and filter process at Offshore Clipping Path leaves very little room for errors and latency. Results can be provided in a matter of days and on urgent basis. Bulk orders are not an issue since we offer a quick turnaround time for large orders and provide special discounts as well! In case of skepticism in terms of quality, quotes can be requested.

Nayan Chowdhury
CEO
Offshore Clipping Path