How to create Clipping Path: Step by step instructions to create Clipping Path in Adobe Photoshop

Clipping path is a technique in Adobe Photoshop to remove or change the background. This is an easy way to remove photo background. This service is very popular specially among the photographers and eCommerce sellers. In this tutorial I am going to show you how to create clipping path around an object and remove or replace with different background.


Open the Adobe Photoshop, the best image editing software in the market. If you don’t have the software you can find in Adobe Official website. Here is the Adobe Official link below_

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Once you have the software installed in your computer please open it by clicking double click on the icon. Then go to the menu bar click file to choose a new file. You will get the default photoshop size there, click the create button to create a bland new page. After that, you can import the image you want to edit by drag and drop or can again click in the file and choose open to open your image.


Now you have opened your Adobe photoshop and also your image that you want create clipping path. Now you will find the clipping path tool icon at the left menu bar of the software. Click on it. Then at the bottom right side you will see Layer, select your photo layer and make it duplicate. That’s great! Now it’s time to start creating the path.

Clipping path tutorial
Clipping path tutorial


Zoom in the image into 200 to 300 percent and choose an image corner to start. Once you have chosen then click on it and there will be an anchor point on the image. After that, click again following the edges of your images and adjust the path line holding the Alt button. Do the same thing for the whole image.

Clipping path tutorial


Finally you have created your clipping path. Now it’s time to remove the background. Firstly, you have to select the path. You will find a path just beside the layer window. click on your path and click right button on your mouse and then click “Select”. You have selected your path. After that click on the backspace button on your keyboard. The background will be removed automatically and will be transparent.

Clipping path tutorial


You have created your clipping path and also removed the background. Now it’s time to replace it with another background. Select the image that you want to use as your background and do “Drag and Drop” on your photoshop. Then select your first layer and keep it in the first possison.  Now, you will see that your new background has been set.

Clipping path tutorial

That is very easy to create clipping path and remove the background right? However, some images may have too much curve and it may take a long time to create the clipping path. As a result, you may not have enough time to do clipping path for your all images. Clipping offers any kind of clipping path services that you may need. They have a very smart team for doing clipping path. You can get your Free sample images Now!

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