Image masking services

Remove backgrounds from hair, fur, and difficult borders

Outsource nitty-gritty photo masking work so you can get back to advanced edits and running your business.

Spending all day editing sucks the passion out of your work

Spending all day editing sucks the passion out of your work

The last thing you want to do after a whole day shooting is sit down and spend hours photo masking so you can put your images onto a white background — especially when you’re dealing with undefined edges like hair or fur.

You want to do the fun stuff, planning shoots or creative retouching, not painstakingly outlining every single strand of hair. The faster you get through all the nitty-gritty edits, the sooner you can get back to the work you love.

When it comes to image masking services, you don’t have to waste time on the most tedious edits — save your brainpower for things that challenge you creatively.

Leave it to the experts

Outsource even your most intricate clipping path projects to Path’s team of experts, starting at 39¢ per image. You can get large batches of images edited faster and cheaper, in as little as 6 hours.

Hand-drawn image clipping paths and careful attention to detail means you get perfect clipping paths and clean photo cut-outs. The cleaner the photos, the more conversions you’ll get.

Check out our beautiful clipping path projects

Check out our beautiful clipping path projects

What are clipping path services?

Clipping paths are the digital way to cut an item out of a photo. Remember cutting out pictures from magazines? It’s just like that, only digital. (A tip: if you’re cutting out a subject with hair or fur, you probably need image masking — another cutout technique that’s used for more intricate edges.)

Once our clipping path specialists finish the clipping path, everything on the inside of the path is included, and everything outside is removed.

Clipping path is also called:

  • Image clipping
  • Deep etching
  • Photo cut-out
  • Multi-path
  • Multiple clipping paths
  • Closed vector path
  • Closed vector shape

Clipping path allows you to manipulate the background of the subject of your image. You can create white backgrounds for selling products online, or display your subjects in any setting.

How much do clipping path services cost?

Not all clipping paths are alike, so the rates for each project vary. Every image is different, but we follow standard pricing guidelines to make sure your rate is always clear and objective, even if you’re working with a different designer.

Here’s an overview of how we price different clipping path projects:

1. Basic Clipping Paths – 39¢ per image

Clipping path allows you to manipulate the background of the subject of your image. You can create white backgrounds for selling products online, or display your subjects in any setting.

At Path, we outline each image by hand. Automatons and AI can lead to Photoshop fails and unhappy customers. Trained (human) graphic designers have the common sense and keen eye to make sure edited photos look just right.

2. Simple Clipping Paths – 69¢ per image

A simple clipping path is slightly more complex, so it takes a bit more time. Simple clipping paths remove objects that have more edges and curves, like a wine bottle or a car. They also work for objects that have a “hole” in them (like the interior of a mug handle or the inside of a ring or necklace).

  • Simple jewelry
  • Vehicles
  • A simple item of clothing
  • Single furniture items
  • Other standalone products

3. Medium Clipping Paths – $1.29 per image

A medium clipping path is used for objects with complicated edges. These are typically complex enough that several paths are created and then merged together to get the final result.

  • A grouping of simple items
  • Shoes
  • Items of clothing with more complex shapes and curves

4. Complex Clipping Paths – $2.99 per image

A complex clipping path is applied to objects with very complicated edges, multiple holes, and possibly multiple objects or varied levels of transparency. These types of clipping paths are incredibly time-consuming and call for more advanced skills.

  • Groupings of multiple items of clothing
  • Furniture sets
  • Strollers

5. More complex clipping paths – $6.49 per image

This category includes complex clipping paths with additional paths carefully crafted within the product itself.

  • Bicycles
  • Intricate jewelry
  • Wire furniture
  • Groupings of products that need color changes in specific areas

6. Super complex clipping paths – $10.99 per image

Sometimes, an object requires so many individual clipping paths that a complex or multiple clipping path just isn’t enough. Super complex clipping paths involve three to four different techniques.

This level of detail is necessary for tough product images where nothing else will look natural. In some cases, we need to use super complex, complex, and multiple clipping paths in conjunction with image masking to get to the perfect finished product.

  • Furniture with multiple cut-outs
  • Objects with netting or mesh
  • Jewelry with complex interlinking pieces or chains
  • Crates
  • Complex machinery

Why ecommerce entrepreneurs and photographers outsource their clipping path projects to Path

Your talent and creative energy is best spent on doing what you love — not fiddling in Photoshop for hours figuring out tedious edits.

40,000+customers have trusted us with their image edits.

8 millionimages enhanced and brought to life.

We don’t use automated software here. Every clipping path is carefully done by hand. We’re not finished until every item of clothing and accessory appears natural, and the colors and textures look just right.

How it works

Order your edits

Upload your images, tell us a bit about what you need, and get a clear, budget-friendly price on the spot.

Your designer edits your images by hand

Our pro designers will tackle those tedious image edits, while you get back to the fun stuff.

Get your images back in as little as 6 hours

We’ll double-check your images to make sure they’re pixel perfect, and then send them right over.

How to know if outsourced clipping path services are right for you

You don’t have to do everything yourself. Outsourced clipping path services are ideal if you are …

A busy professional photographer with batches of edits due from a recent product photoshoot

An ecommerce retailer who wants to use their time to move the needle instead of fiddling around in Photoshop

A freelancer or agency with tight client deadlines and tons of other deliverables to wrangle

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