What is the best tool in Photoshop for doing clipping path?

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  1. webinventa

    webinventa New Member

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    I am a learner of photoshop and graphics designing is my passion. I tried various Photoshop tools for doing clipping paths for my images say for example magic tool and pen tool.

    Do you know any other tolls expect it? Please help me with your experience.
     
  2. helloworld

    helloworld New Member

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    depending on what youre doing.. a quickmask(Q) may be helpful
    the pen tool if you need a vector
     
  3. ronaldroe

    ronaldroe Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The quick selection tool in the recent versions is quite nice.
     
  4. mrandrei

    mrandrei New Member

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    I suggest you use the Polygonal Lasso Tool. It's pretty good at making clipping paths of people who are made of squares and perfectly straight lines.
     
  5. che09

    che09 New Member

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    When creating Photoshop clipping paths, the more you use the Pen Tool in Photoshop, the quicker and more proficent you'll become.
     
  6. cobraart

    cobraart New Member

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    it depends on the situation..
    If the background is simple i would use the majic wand and quick selection tool. Then you can use the refine edge tool smooth or feather your edge...sometimes i will also use the edit in quick mask mode with both of those to get it perfect...
    if the background is too complicated i will use the pen tool. I know the pen tool can overwhelm most newbies, but the keep working with. dont worry about getting the path perfect at fisrt...you can always go back and perfect the path with the subselection too.
     
  7. DesigNes

    DesigNes New Member

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    Pen.

    The only tool that lets you go back and adjust your outline if you missed something. I used the lasso for a long time, but recently switched & would never go back, it's SO much better .
     
  8. cobraart

    cobraart New Member

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    you can always use the "edit in quick mask mode" feature to adjust the edge if you used the lasso tool or you can hold shift and alt to add or subtract from the selection.
     
  9. Tim

    Tim New Member

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    Yeah.. The pen tool is the best tool in my opinion.
     
  10. johnmarsh12

    johnmarsh12 New Member

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  11. jumpingspider

    jumpingspider New Member

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    Very well said! I also think pen Tool would do the work fine!
     
  12. reynolds

    reynolds New Member

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    Have heard of Polygonal Lasso Tool. But not sure how far it is useful. Please let us know, if you found one.
     
  13. Essentialmall

    Essentialmall New Member

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    Thanks for suggesting a best tool for clipping path.
     
  14. PixelPusher

    PixelPusher Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I use the pen tool and create vector paths. Best solution imo.
     
  15. computerGeek

    computerGeek Banned

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    magic wand, lasso tool, and selection tool are good weapons in photoshop..
     
  16. xclgreen

    xclgreen New Member

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    Pen is the perfect tool to use in outlining. I agree to designes.
     

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