Clipping Path

This action defines image transparency for printing or exporting into an other program.

  1. Create a new path or select an existing one.
  2. In case the path has been created from a selection or from text, save it under some name. (Paths created from vector shapes are saved automatically.)
  3. In the Effects palette, double-click the "Clipping Path" action.
  4. In the "Clipping Path" dialog, click "OK" to use the current path and default "Flatness" options. Optionally, you may select another saved path (screenshot) or specify "Flatness" value (more about).
  5. Now you are ready to print the image (see example).
  6. For using a clipping path in other application (such as InDesign, Illustrator, etc.) save the document to PSD or TIFF format.
  7. To disable a clipping path, double-click the "Clipping Path" pictogram and, in the "Clipping Path" dialog, select "Path: None".
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Defining clipping path