If you have an image you want printed, but need part of the image or background removed, you need a clipping path service. See our Clipping Service FAQ page
for more information.
A clipping path is the digital equivalent of cutting out part of a photograph with scissors, except it is done on a digital image by our trained professionals employing sophisticated software tools. A clipping path cuts out an area of an image, removing it from the background. Everything inside the clipping path remains while everything outside the path is deleted. It can also be used to edit a particular area of an image. Clipping paths can produce a sharp, defined edge or a soft edge instead of a jagged "stepping stair" edge.
How is our clipping path service priced?
The cost for converting artwork to a clipped path is based on the number of images and the complexity of the clipping path required to remove the image. Note that the service is available only to those placing an order for a product in our store.
- Simple Clipping Path. For images that require just a simple outline—perhaps with a few curves or jagged edges—but with no inside paths.
- Medium Clipping Path. For images with more difficult compounded shapes (i.e., shapes made up of many other shapes) but with no inside paths.
- Complex Clipping Path. For images with complex shapes requiring many cutting paths, a detailed outline, or inside paths.
Clipping Path Service Quote
For each image, tell us what you want cut out and whether you want a sharp edge or a soft edge treatment. If you want, upload a scanned image where you have drawn an outline on the image you would like us to quote on cutting out.