This is from a magazine but I was just wondering how this effect is done please see pink arrows showing areas of image that extends beyond where the background has been cropped. So its kind of like a partial clipping path.
Would it A) have been set up in photoshop first with a saved clipping path then saved as a tiff or psd or something then placed into indesign. (this would mean knowing where and exactly how much the image needed to be cropped down by)
OR B) Place the original image into indesign a create a clipping path for just the top of the image and around the tops of their heads/side of the broom as in the other image. So this can be done on the fly but with hard edges because you can't really soften edges for hair etc in idesign can you?
OR C? something i haven't thought of yet!
This is kind of a 2 part question!
My other question is related to all the images for mags etc in general like this - what is the industry standards for saving them - would it be jpgs? or tiffs/pngs that support transparency (especially for the product shots). Are the cut outs done in photoshop then saved as layered files with the clipping path or flattened down then saved etc?
Thank you!!!! :)