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After you've completed drawing your path you'll need to save your path so that you don't lose it. And also if you want to use this inside of Adobe InDesign. Another option is to save this as a clipping path. So, over on my past panel you'll see that I have my work path currently selected. And that's the path we just created around the mobile device. Now this is a temporary Work Path, meaning that if I were to deselect this and start to draw again with my pen tool, I'll actually lose this path and start creating a brand new Work Path.
So to save this, simply double-click on the word Work Path. And it pops open a Save Path option. And I usually name mine ko for knock out. But you can name it anything that makes sense to you. And I'll hit OK. I can save this and be done with it, and InDesign can access this as a clipping path. But if I want to make sure that this automatically turns on. When it's placed inside of InDesign or another page layout program. I have to go one extra step. And that is to go to the Paths Panel drop down menu. And tell it to create a clipping path.
On here I have the path selected. And down below I have an option called Flatness Device Pixels. Leave this blank. That actually will interpret your path. And we want to make sure this is as accurate as possible. Hit OK, and that creates my clipping path. Now, the difference between a standard path inside of Photoshop, and a clipping path, is you're allowed to save up to 25 standard paths inside of Photoshop, to be accessed at any time, but only one clipping path. So, as I go through whatever path I have selected as my clipping path, is the one that's going to show up in other applications as the clip.
Save this, simply go to File>Save. The newest feature inside of this, is clipping paths use to traditionally only be able to be saved as an EPS or Photoshop file, but you'll notice, up above, I'm saving this up as a JPG file, this actually will preserve the clipping path and still be able to be used in other applications.
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