Image Masking and Clipping Path Services are used to remove photo backgrounds.
The difference between image masking and clipping path is that clipping path cannot handle the complexity that image masking can.
Clipping Path uses Photoshop’s pen tool to draw around the object you want to remove.
Image masking uses the background eraser, magic eraser, and color separation techniques to isolate the object from the background.
So, why use image masking instead of a clipping path?
Image masking is non-destructive. So, you can always reuse the original image. Furthermore, complex photos with many people, fur, or hair are difficult to edit using the clipping path. In this case, image masking is the preferred service.