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Illustrator: Cutting out a shape or a path

January 8, 2010

Cutting out a shape or a path from a background For the purposes of this explanation, we have a larger image upon which a shape (rectangle tool, ellipse tool etc.) or path (drawn using the pen tool) is overlayed and whatever of the larger image falls outside the perimeter of the said shape or path is to be […]

Photoshop: iStock images with clipping paths

January 6, 2010

Certain images on iStock come with a clipping path. This means that the image can easily be cut out if you have an image editor like Photoshop. Finding images with clipping paths To find images with clipping paths type the following into the search box: Keyword + ‘clipping path’ (e.g. apple ‘clipping path’). If the […]