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Chapter 11. Pictures and Text > What is a clipping path?

What is a clipping path?

A clipping path is a mechanism that controls which parts of a picture display and print . Areas of the picture within the clipping path are visible and will print; areas outside the clipping path are transparent and won't print. You may already know how to create a clipping path in another application, such as Adobe Photoshop. In that type of clipping path, the clipping information is saved in the picture itself. In QuarkXPress, when you use a clipping path that was saved with the original picture in another application, it's called an “embedded path.”

Before a clipping path is created, the white area around the photo prints.



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