ImageMasking is an advanced level of ClippingPath which is mostly used for more precision of the work. This service ismostly used for images with hair or fur to give it a smooth look rather than astraight cut.Imagemasking can be integrated with services like background removal, clippingpath, image retouching etc. Wecan classify the service in four major parts:· Layer Mask ServiceLayer Masking can be performed by alpha masking, transparentlayer masking. Here the image will have two different layers, the originallayer and the masked layer. This helps the customer to determine the differencebetween the image how the masking as affected the image. They can turn on themask layer to see the after image or turn off the layer to see the originalimage. Thus enabling the customer to have a choice and use them based on theirperspective.
· Object Mask ServiceObject Masking focuses on the background of an image or theback elements of the image. For example let’s say we have a product in front ofa background. Here if we keep the background and remove the product by maskingit will simplify as Object Masking Service. This is very useful in keepingbackground of images and later using them for the backdrop of many differentimages.· Refine Edge MaskingRefine Edge Masking is part of layer mask but much moreprecise and smooth. Here we use a tool in Adobe Photoshop called “Refine Edge”.
This helps us to recreate and bring out the image in a more natural andbeautiful way without looking photo shopped or just a cutout image. The mainuses of this service are for images of models with fly away hair and clothingimages with fur, Etc.· Color Masking ServiceColor Masking is a combined service which includes, clipping path, then refine edge maskingand color correction as well.Firstly, we have use pen tool do a basic clipping path of any given object ormodel then using refine edge tool we would take the critical elements of theimage like hair or fur of the clothing. Then on that masked image we wouldinsert or input color based on the client’s requirements. Thus a very importantand useful service known as Color Masking Service.
Inconclusion Image Masking service has many different uses and as always it isupto to the requirements of the customer and the imagination of the designerthat sets its limit. This service goeshand in hand with many other services. We at Clip N Touch take pride in working in sync just like our services.