Isolated Objects with clipping path

posted on 23rd of august, 2008

I am newly joined Dreamstime three months back.
I have only 124 images on line sales of 95 sales.
My acceptation ratio is 98.4 %.( Only 2 images rejected for the reason of similar shots.)

There are many reasons a buyer download our images. Good quality, conceptual, requirement, isolated and finally good keywords. I think the isolated images are selling very well in stock agencies. Most of my images are isolated with clipping path. It is very use for the buyers who downloaded our images for his design works to change the background color.

I am using photoshop to remove the background of my images and save with clipping paths.
1). Zoom the image 200%
2). Select pen tool, and draw the accurate outline.
3). Press Control Enter (or) make selection
4). Select Feather (Alt + Ctrl + D) amount 1 to 1.5
5). Duplicate the selected area (Ctrl + J)
6). Delete the background layer
7). Make any color correction or contrast brightness
8). Make load selection in Select menu.
9). Open the path palette. (Window menu then Paths)
10). In path palette (right top) make work path and save the path
11). Save the file in high quality JPEG format.
12). Now our image is ready to Upload.

This is my procedure for making clipping path.
This is the secret of my Acceptance ratio.
Any Users have the other tips for isolating with clipping path will be welcome.

Comments (17)

Posted by Jessamine on August 02, 2011
Great blog. Thanks!
Posted by Vishakha27 on March 20, 2010
gr8 tips.....thanks 4 sharing...!
Posted by Camilocea on June 11, 2009
Nilabarathi, thanks for sharing your knowledge. I've been struggling trying to isolate objects, I'll give this a try. Thanx again.
Posted by Afagundes on April 06, 2009
Hi Nilabarathi,
Thanks for the tutorial, very nice portfolio you are building.
Wish you the best luck!
Posted by Jspada on April 04, 2009
Great tutorial. I'm not clear though on "delete background layer" I don't seem to have any success on this step. You don't mention layers in your procedure, what am I missing. All the other steps are very clear.
Posted by Raytags on January 22, 2009

Thanks for this infos, watchout my portfolio is up with a lot of isolated image.

Posted by Martinedegraaf on January 22, 2009
Thank you so much!! I was about to plunge into the internet to find a way to save the clipping path into a jpg... I heard something about it but had no clue how to do it. You saved me loooootttts of time!!!
Posted by Photoisart on January 21, 2009
great advice, thx for sharing. Are all of your images that you isolate with a clipping path shot on a white background or does it vary?!?
Posted by Gerbera1 on September 23, 2008
Hi - thanks for the tips - im new to this and wanted to give it a go..currently have an older version of adobe (photoshop 4) - just need to make sense of your instructions....once ive used the pencil tool to draw an outline you said i then need to make a selection or press control enter - when i press control enter (nothing happens) - so how do i make a selection before moving onto selecting the feather tool - if i go to select the feather tool it is unselectable? Make sense??
Posted by Frui on September 18, 2008
This method actually works! I am only interested in, whether the size of the path is adjusts to all sizes of images that Dreamstime offers. IMHO very nice works!
Posted by Crafteepics on September 03, 2008
Thank you for sharing that information with everyone. It is appreciated. :) Congrats on your success. Wishing you many more sales.
Posted by Rizzalnor on September 02, 2008
Thanks. Good information for sharing the new lesson. Bravo..
Posted by Omegatransfer on September 02, 2008
Thanks for sharing your experience with us, Nilabarathi !
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on August 24, 2008
Congrats on a very successful portfolio and acceptance ratio too!!! nice shots above too! thanks for the tips, i will definitely have to try them!
Posted by Bosanac on August 23, 2008
Thank you. This is the best and quickest tut for isolating.

Posted by Marilyngould on August 23, 2008
Thank you for the information. Will give it a try with some of my new images of golfers. Cheers marilyn
Posted by Indos82 on August 23, 2008
Cool blog!!!! Simply and perfectly!
It was pleasant to me ;)

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