How do I choose image complexity for clipping path services?
When you order clipping path or background removal edits from Path, you’ll need to select the complexity of the edits when you request your quote. This helps us give you the most accurate pricing.
There are six levels of complexity for clipping path edits:
- Complexity 1: basic clipping path. Complexity 1 is best for items with simple shapes like a square or circle without holes. This complexity level allows you to manipulate the background of the subject of your image. Choose this level when you need white backgrounds for selling products online, or want to display your subjects in any setting.
- Complexity 2: simple clipping path. Select this complexity for products with more edges and curves, like a wine bottle or a car. Complexity 2 also works for products with a hole in them, like the interior of a mug handle or the inside of a ring or necklace.
- Complexity 3: A medium clipping path. Complexity 3 is best for products with complicated edges, like shoes or apparel with more complex shapes or curves. You should also choose this level of complexity when you have grouping of simple-shaped items such as handbags or product boxes. Typically, the editing is complex enough that we create several paths and then merge them together to get the final result.
- Complexity 4: complex clipping path. A complex clipping path is applied to products with very complicated edges, multiple holes, and varied levels of transparency. You should also use this complexity if your image features multiple products or items. These types of clipping paths are incredibly time-consuming and call for more advanced skills.
- Complexity 5: more complex clipping path. This category includes images with complex clipping paths and instances where we carefully create additional paths within the product itself. You’ll select this complexity for products like bicycles, intricate jewelry, wire furniture, and groupings of products that need color changes in specific areas.
- Complexity 6: Super complex clipping paths. This type of clipping path involves three to four different techniques. 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. Choose this complexity for items like furniture with multiple cut-outs, objects with netting or mesh, crates, complex machinery, or jewelry with complex interlocking pieces or chains.