How do I make an alpha channel to a soft clipping mask?

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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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In our company we always used clipping paths for cut out images. I´m investigatin if alpha channels cloud be a better solution for us. In many cases and type of images it´s easier and the reslut is better with alpha channels than traditional clipping path.

 

But... When I test it, I don´t get the result I predicted. I thought it would be equal as an psd-file with transparancy layer, smooth and nice. But insted, when I in InDesign choose the alpha channel in the menu, Object/Clippingpath/Alpha Channel, it creates a vector path that is quite rough, despite low threshold and tolerans. 

 

Have I missunderstood how it works and does something wrong?

 

Or.. do you have a better idea of an other technic to rekommend? 

 

Thanks for your thoughts and insites!

 

Jerker 

 

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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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Just have a transparent background in Photoshop.

No need to Object/Clippingpath/Alpha Channel

All that does it put a clipping path according to what is in the file - and it's an editable path in InDesign.

If your image is transparent - then you don't need this.

It only comes in handy if you want to put a text trap around it - or a basic shape fill colour etc. 

 

 

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