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Lesson 8. Importing and Linking Graphics > Working with clipping paths

Working with clipping paths

You can remove unwanted backgrounds from images using InDesign. You’ll get some experience doing this in the following procedure. In addition to removing the background using Adobe InDesign, you can also create paths or alpha channels in Photoshop, which can then be used to silhouette an image in an InDesign layout.

The image you will be placing has a solid rectangular background that blocks your view of the area behind it. You can hide unwanted parts of an image using a clipping path—a drawn vector outline that acts as a mask. InDesign can create clipping paths from many kinds of images:


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