Image Background Masking & Removal
for Mixing & Compositing

Masking, Cutout & Clipping

Masking and Clipping isolate an object from it’s background which allows object to be:

  • independantly edited – size, brightness, colour etc
  • placed on a different background or added into another image
  • isolated from the background – for magazines and online shops & galleries


Clipping is “cutting” out a portion of the image. The mask has uniform transparency.


Masking applies selective transparency to different areas of the image.

Sursă imagine/credit: Ayo Ogunseinde