Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Combined use of Clipping Path and Photoshop Masking.

It was a little bit confusing. One holly day I tried to edit my own pictures so that I can show them to my friends. All I wanted to do was cutting my pictures from their original background in order to put them in another suitable background. There are so many different ways of background removing (from a picture or image) avail able in adobe Photoshop. Among them image masking or Photoshop masking and clipping path are the two commonly used method. My confusion was which technique I should apply.

Firstly I started with layer masking. It is a great and easy technique. But the problem I faced was with the edges. I could not cut the edges clearly. Then I tried with clipping path technique. Man! It is tough to manage pen tool. It requires lot of practice. So I tried with auto path. But here I had to face difficulties with my hair (On the picture off course). Next I tried with channel masking. Problem again! This technique is taking much longer time to adjust the levels or Curves.

What to do now? Probably people take advices in this kind of situations. I also did that. I talked with one of my colleague who works as a graphic designer (I am with business development team) in Color Experts International. It is a low-cost clipping path and image masking service provider. He showed me a method of using clipping path and channel masking together. He did this within 3 minutes. I was stunned. However I have learned that technique. Are you also interested to learn it? Keep an eye on the net. I will post it as a tutorial soon. Thank you every body.

Dewan Shuvo
Chief Operating Officer
Color Experts International.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Clipping Path Service, What and Why:

Clipping Path Service! What is Clipping Path Service? Why you need Clipping Path Service?

Let us discus.

Clipping Path:

Clipping Path Service is all about Clipping Path or Clipping Paths. It is actually a technical terminology used largely in Graphics field. We will concentrate our discussion mainly around Photoshop Clipping Path. Generally this work is done to knockout the background of any selected item within a picture. Technically this work can be done using many Photoshop tool such as the Magic Wand tool, the Lasso tool, the Polygonal Lasso tool, the Magnetic Lasso tool and using many more techniques. But for the best results experts use Photoshop Pen Tool. We will disuse the technique of Clipping Path using the Pen tool in another day in another article.

Why Clipping Path:

Because it is essential. Expert designers use Clipping Paths in so many ways in their designs that Clipping Path can be called the most basic work of the designing. Generally to change the background of a picture or to change the color of some part of an image Clipping Path method is vastly used. The resultant picture of the Clipping Path is a combination of vector path and bitmap image and generally it is saved in the EPS format. EPS format has the capability to contain both the vector and bitmap data in the same image. This image can be used directly in QuarkXPress or Adobe PageMaker to create page layout design or it can be used in Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia FreeHand or in CorelDRAW as a vector object. Even an EPS file can be distilled for a PDF file.

Clipping Path Service:

As a basic task the amount of clipping path job is huge. Nowadays every graphics company even some graphics professional finding difficulties with the amount of clipping path job to be done. So there is a new kind of service called Clipping Path Service has to arrive. As clipping path job can be send over the Internet many Graphics companies are now outsourcing their work load to the low cost clipping path service provider in developing countries like Bangladesh. Clipping Path Service has created a new horizon. Both the Graphics Companies and the developing countries are getting benefited from this. From the view of Graphic companies they are getting their huge job done in shortest possible time and off course at a considerable low cost. On the other hand Clopping Path Service creating new jobs for unwaged people.


Md. Kamrul Hasan
e-Marketing Executive
Color Experts International

Thursday, February 21, 2008

An offshore outsourcing IT Company offering low cost professional and quality volume Clipping Path service overnight.

Dhaka, Bangladesh, 22nd February, 2008:

Color Experts International (CEI), is an offshore outsourcing IT firm that delivers premium quality professional Online services such as digital graphics editing, prepress, web design studio and more at a compatible low cost. Color Experts International is dedicated in providing the best overnight service in the industry and the most important clients they work with are catalog and prepress companies, photo studios and graphic design firms as well as commercial photographers.

Primary services of Color Experts International are Clipping path, Photoshop Masking, Image Conversion & CAD Conversion, Professional Photo Retouching, Raster to Vector conversion, Corporate Identity Template Design, Image key wording, Stock Photography Support Services, Prepress & Desktop Publishing, Stock Photography Support Services, Website Design & Development and Creative Graphics Design Service.

There is good news for professionals who are in need of such type of services. Color Experts International provides an exciting opportunity of using their overnight free trial offer of two images for evaluating the effectiveness of their services to the new clients. This free evaluation will provide them with a much better user experience than much of what is available on today's graphic platforms at an extremely competitive rate.

About CEI

Color Experts International (CEI) is an offshore outsourcing company based in Santa Clara, California, USA with its production facility, located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr. R.K Molla, the founder and president of Color Experts International, started this company in 2004 with the goal of serving clients worldwide utilizing the potential of the highly skilled desktop publishing professionals of Bangladesh at a relatively lower price. Color Experts International (CEI) has a group of versatile professionals, who take the advantage of the time difference of North America, Europe with Bangladesh, and delivers the work orders with perfection and meets critical deadlines.

Additional Supporting Quotes from its Clients:

"The excellent service that our company has received from CEI is second to none! We uploaded the files in the evening, and the clipping paths came back in the morning. I would recommend CEI to anyone who is looking for quality clipping paths at a fast turn around time."

--- Conrad Vanecek, 2020 Photography, Castle Hill NSW, Australia

"Color Experts provide me with clipping paths that are more precise than I could create myself, and for a fraction of the price. I upload my files at night and they're in my inbox the next morning. I couldn't be happier with their quality and service."

--- Morris Gindi, President, Digital Photographic Studio, LLC, Oakhurst, NJ, USA.

"As a digital photographer, I've relied on Color Experts many times for high quality clipping paths, completed and delivered overnight. My clients demand fast service and Color Experts helps me deliver it."

--- Jon Van Gorder, Van Gorder Studios, Fairfield, CT, USA.

Shyamolima Mutsuddi
Color Experts International (CEI)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Benefits of Outsourcing Image Manipulation & Photoshop Design Jobs to Color Experts International (CEI)


Reduce Capital Expenditure and Free up resources
Capital expenditure for extra setup for a Clipping Path jobs, can be quite expensive. This expense may take up much of your fixed expenses that will require much time to reach break even. Even if you pay insurance for your capital assets, there is some extra cost involved. This wills not Eliminate Investment in Fixed Infrastructure.

Reduce Overheads
Outsourcing to Color Experts International (CEI) can cut down your overhead cost and reasonably free up some resources. This can give you some cost benefit as well as competitive advantage. The overheads costs that you can reduce are: per hour designer cost, utility cost for extra setup, support & maintenance cost for the extra setup, extra cost for idle capacity during production season, extra cost for idle time during holidays, etc. If clipping path & graphics design is one of the crucial but irregular services, then outsourcing to Color Experts International (CEI) could cut down you overheads due to extra set up. This can also lower manpower & training cost, operating cost, and cost of internal or dedicated consultants.

Enjoy Economies of Scale
To really enjoy the Economies of Scale outsourcing to CEI is a must. Economies of Scale characterize a production process in which an increase in the scale of the firm causes a decrease in the long run average cost of each unit. Long-term contracting with Color Experts International (CEI) can easily allow you to focus on your core business. And within limited resources and time you can double your output while the input will remain less than double.

Leverage Our Extensive Setup in Technology, Methodologies, and People
Increasing productivity requires extra effort to setup technology, Methodologies, and People. Color Experts International provides you that Gearing so that you can magnify your potential positive output. Technically you can utilize these resources for free of cost and free of risk.


Save time in Critical Projects
In critical projects time management is the major concern of the project manager. To finish the project right on time sequential and parallel activities are necessary. Outsourcing to CEI can help your business to shift its focus from peripheral activities toward work that serves the customer, and it can help managers set their priorities more clearly.

Increase Speed & Productivity
As parallel activities go on under the safe hand of Color Experts International you can be sure that the finely finished task will reach to you according to your Gantt Chart. That means you can be able to increase speed & productivity of your project.


Spread Your Risks
You can reduce your risk by transferring them to Color Experts International (CEI).It may refer to numerous types of threats caused by environment, technology, humans, organizations, politics, markets, competition, government regulations and financial conditions. When Color Experts International is doing your job and taking your risks you can just relax.

Reduce & Share Legal Liabilities
In case of failure to complete your project in time or in case of any other kind of fault you can blame on the responsible outsourcing company. Thus you can reduce and share your legal liabilities by outsourcing.

Reduce Risk of Scarce Labor During the Peak Season
During the peak season scarce labor is a usual problem. To avoid the problem it is better to outsourcing your jobs to Color Experts International. In that case you don’t have to hire employees and trained them. Hiring and training staff for short-term or peripheral projects can be very expensive.

Level-out Cyclical & Seasonal Fluctuations
Outsourcing to Color Experts International can effectively level out your companies cyclical & seasonal fluctuations. If you look behind the reasons of fluctuations you can find that the jobs like clipping paths are mainly responsible for that. Because to do such jobs you need part time labor and infrastructure.

Avoid Risk of Chasing Technology
Now-a-days technology is rapidly changing. Every day there is some kind of updating in present technologies. To get best results it is sometimes necessary to adopt new technologies. But it is difficult to any company to implement new technologies for peripheral activities. Here again the outsourcing factor comes. By outsourcing to CEI who are professionals in that particular field you can avoid the risk of chasing technology.

Leverage Risk of Changing Infrastructure due Technological Change
Some times technological change causes change in infrastructure to the company. Which adds extra charge to the actual cost of new technology. This kind of risk can be leveraged by outsourcing in Color Experts International.


Load-shed None-Core Functions
Lots of undone none-core functions hazarding you. You don’t know how to manage it. The core project is delayed by this kind of undone small but large volumes of tasks. Outsourcing to Color Experts International (CEI) is the most appropriate option here.

Redirect Energy and Graphics Designers into Core Business
A great advantage of outsourcing to Color Experts International is that you can free up your Graphics Designers from lengthy monotonous job so that they can engage themselves to core business. This will make them more creative. The products quality will improve and the productivity will increase.

Exclude Your Executive Team from Day-to-day problems
It may be none-core function but it troubles you most. To manage this kind of small task you need more people, extra setup, support & maintenance. Often it can become a headache to your executive team. You can easily relief your executive team from the headache of managing day to day work by outsourcing to Color Experts International.

Get Access to Specialized Skills
Outsourcing to CEI means you are getting the help of specialized skills to your project. You are using the finely finished object to your product in less effort, time, and cost.

Improve Skills & Productivity
Outsourcing to CEI means your Graphic designers are getting more times to concentrate on the core project. This will definitely improve their skills and productivity.

Increase efficiency by consolidating & centralizing functions
You can increase your company’s skill wise efficiency by outsourcing to CEI. As you can Exclude Your Executive Team and Graphic Designers from Day-to-day problems (discussed before) you can easily consolidate and centralize their function to increase efficiency.


Enhance Tactical & Strategic Advantages
Most small firms simply can't afford to match the in-house support services that larger companies maintain. Outsourcing to Color Experts International (CEI) can help small firms act "big" by giving them access to the same economies of scale, efficiency, and expertise that large companies enjoy.

Simplify Managerial Functions by Load shedding
Managing too much none-core function is truly a headache to the management. Some times it may be scattered and confusing. Managing large employee, managing extra equipment, managing extra activity like training - it’s a hazard. Outsourcing to Color Experts International can simply reduce the area of focus.

Focus on Other Managerial Functions
Employ your business activities in strategic thinking, process re-engineering, and managing trading partner relationship. If your house is not outsourcing, then the house will look like fish market and you will be busy with clerical jobs from day to day. You will have very little time for Planning. Process Re-Engineering is actually re-planning the process of work to reduce cost & pain and increase speed and productivity. While others are working for you, you can plan the management of Partners, i.e. your outsourcing partner, CEI’s.

Critical Project Management & Consultancy Support
While the clerical and labor-oriented jobs are being done outside the company, the management can take control of critical management and consultancy support. In the case of outsourcing to CEI, while CEI does the labor-time tasks, the designers can work on thinking creatively for a project. e.g. Color Experts International (CEI) works on time and labor intensive tasks in Image Manipulation, while you can concentrate in compiling and adding critical creative elements to your design projects. You can concentrate solely in the consultancy support for your client to provide your client more value, while your work is going on in full swing in the Sub-Continental Design Studio.


Improve Speed & Services
Outsourcing to Color Experts International (CEI) provides you pert of your job done by the outside provider in low cost & off course in lowest possible time. That improves your company’s working speed and enlarges your service.

Provide Best Quality Services, Output, and People
You can provide best quality services Because you are getting the best quality input material by outsourcing to CEI.

Stay Reliable and Innovative
Staying reliable to customers should be the prime target of any company. The good will of the company greatly depends on it. Providing good quality product, delivery on time etc. are the key to remain reliable to the customer. Outsourcing to CEI helps you to do that comfortably. Again you can save your time by outsourcing to CEI and implement that on some Innovative work.

Provide Value Added Services
Value Added Services is a very exciting term to the customer. VAS attracts them. You can provide VAS which is none core to your business among Poster design, Visiting card, Brushier, web graphics design and other graphics related services by Outsourcing to the CEI to fulfill the customer’s additional requirements.

Increase Customer Satisfaction
With the help of outsourcing one company can deliver their products to the customer on time with extra ordinary quality and value added services. Thus Outsourcing to the Color Experts International can radically increase customer satisfaction.


Reduce the Risk of Technological Obsolescence
Technological obsolescence is the result of the evolution of technology: as newer technologies appear, older ones cease to be used though it may still be in good working order. In other word it is a kind of lose. By Outsourcing to CEI you can partially or totally avoid technological obsolescence.

Avoid Risk of Chasing Technology
Now-a-days technology is rapidly changing. Every day there is some kind of updating in present technologies. To get best results it is sometimes necessary to adopt new technologies. But it is difficult to any company to implement new technologies for peripheral activities. Here again the outsourcing factor comes. By outsourcing to CEI who are professionals in that particular field you can avoid the risk of chasing technology.

Avoid Problems for Technological Change
Introducing new technologies to any company requires additional training to the stuff, sometimes it may require changes in infrastructure and so many things. Outsourcing to CEI who are professional in this particular field can solve this problem.

Access to Best Practices and Proven Methodologies
Professional people always use proven methodologies. Men can truly be professional if the field is specific. Fortunately in the large area of graphic design there is some specific region to be professional. This professionals use best practices and proven methodologies. By outsourcing to CEI Graphics Designing companies’ around the world can easily get access to these practices and methodologies.


Reduce Cost
Since CEI is using professionals from the Easter Subcontinent, the cost for getting your work done is very low in comparison with other countries. Therefore, you have the chance to take the benefit of the low cost labors from the East, who is making a graceful livelihood from the low price you offer them.

Premier Service
For low price, you get the best professional from the East. i.e. you are provided the service through expert professionals who are highly paid in the offshore industry. Therefore, your premier service is guaranteed.

Increased Profit
If you are a Graphic Designer, Desktop Publisher, Prepress Designer, or a Web Designer, then the rule of increased profit is premier service in low cost. Only switching to Color Experts International’s photo manipulation services can insure you increased profit.

Increased Capacity
As mentioned earlier, as you increase the productivity by outsourcing to CEI, you also increase your capacity to take more orders from your clients. This also makes you flexible in receiving more outstanding offer without risking your reputation.