As you know that both of them are the tools which are used effectively by the editors to detach the object from its background. Both the tools are used for the same purpose and you might not consider their difference but there is a difference between the two that is in their way of isolating object from its background.
Let’s start with the meaning of the clipping path
Clipping path is the tool used in photoshop which is able to remove the background by taking the help of the pen tool. This is the one important tool that is used by editors when the image contains sharp and smooth edges so that the clipping path stays straight. You have to draw the clipping path very carefully as the poorly drawn clipping path will make your images look unnatural and unreal. If you want that natural and real look then you have to draw it very carefully and not in hurry. The perfectly drawn clipping path will drive more sales to you and also it will exalt your brand. To meet the competition in the online market it is very necessary that you make your product images that are really able to beat this competition.
Now let’s discuss the meaning of image masking:
You are very well aware that this is also the tool that helps in background removal. You must have insight about this wonderful tool that is used when image has lots of small details and fine lines. This is the technique which can be applied by using various tools like Magic eraser tool, Background eraser tool and last is color separation technique. This is the technique that’s usage is basically dependent upon few factors that you need to consider definitely when you are making the use of this technique. Make use of this tool if you really want to standout your images but be careful with the complex images as you have to then use combination of various image masking techniques. And one more important thing that you have to kept in mind that you must use this technique on the hair of the model or on the fur of the stuffed animal or on the winter sweaters for better results. These are some of the things widely used in e-commerce world upon which you can use this technique without any doubt.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO:
Now if have been acknowledged with both the tools then let’s move towards learning the difference between the two.
The difference between both the techniques is in the way of detaching object from its background. Other major difference between the two is that image masking is preferably used for tackling with more complex objects where clipping cannot be used if editor wants that appealing and pleasing looks of the images as the clipping path is not able to give natural look to the images.
Hope you understand the difference between both the tools that are clipping path and image masking.