Deep Etching is a printing industry term for isolating image areas from backgrounds for website use or print. Deep Etching is used for product advertising items with sales text and alternative coloured backgrounds in print material. Some examples can be seen in most sales or advertising brochures. To process your images for deep etching we start with organising professional scans of your transparencies or digital photos and create a selection is created around the areas to be isolated readily for swapping out the background.
For the web the selection is used to apply a colour or blend to the object surrounds to isolate the image for presentation.
For print, the selection is then used to create an outline path for converting to an image clipping path. The clipping path is then saved as part of an encapsulated postscript (EPS) file in CMYK format for use with professional desktop publishing software.
Innervisions offers a deep etching service for both print and web.