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Making a Clipping Path

Quark clipping paths (Cmd-Option-T or Ctrl-Alt-T) drop out a light or white background around your subject—even without a clip path from Photoshop. (For Photoshop paths saved with TIFF, EPS, or JPEG images, select Embedded Path in Type popup or with TIFF, also Alpha Channel.) Otherwise, select Non-White Areas. Decreasing Outset and increasing Threshold do the lion's share of dropping background pixels. Decrease Outset by small amounts using a negative number to remove pixels at the path edge. Tolerance affects the number of background gray levels that drop out overall. If you have too many points, increase Noise and Smoothness in small amounts. Click OK, then you can manually fine-tune the clipping path, just like a runaround. Press Option-Shift-F4 or Ctrl-Shift-F10 (Item> Edit> Clipping Path) to see the clipping path right on the page. Drag the path (pointing finger with "\" cursor) or a point (with a "n" cursor). Click on a point and adjust its handles or change the type of point from the Measurements palette.

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