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Photoshop Chapter 1

Chapter 1 vocabulary

Digital Image A picture in electronic form. It may be referred to as a file, document, picture, or image.
Image-editing Used to manipulate graphic images that can be posted on websites or reproduced by professional printers using full-color processes.
Pixel Very small squares that make up an image; each dot in a bitmapped image that represents a color or shade.
Type Text, or a layer containing text. Each character is measured in points. traditional measurement, one inch is equivalent to 72.27 points.
Preferences Used to control the Photoshop environment using your specifications.
Workspace The entire window, from the Application bar at the top of the window, to the status bar at the bottom border of the program window
Tools panel Contains tools for frequently used commands.
Options Bar Located at the top of the workspace and displays the settings for the active tool.
Panels Floating windows that can be moved and are used to modify objects.
Dock A collection of panels or buttons below a dark gray bar.
Drop Zone A blue outline area that indicates where a panel can be moved.
Rulers Onscreen markers that help you precisely measure and position an object.
Status Bar The area located at the bottom of the program window (Win) or the work area (Mac) that displays information such as the file size of the active window and a description of the active tool.
Splash screen A window that displays information about the software you are using.
Creative Common Licenses License that allows you to keep your copyright, while allowing others to copy and distribute your work under your conditions, without lawyers and expensive fees.
Fair Use doctrine Allows a user to make a copy of all or part of a work within specific parameters of usage, even if permission has not been granted.
Derivative Work A new, original product that includes content from previously existing work.
Copyright The right of an author or creator of a work to copy, distribute, and modify a thing, idea, or image; a type of intellectual property.
Symmetrical Balance When objects are placed equally on either side of an imaginary vertical line in the center of the page
Asymmetrical balance When objects are placed unequally on either side of an imaginary vertical line in the center of the page.
Tone The brightness and contrast within an image.
Sharpness An element of composition that draws the viewer's eye to a specific area.
Scale The size relationship of objects to one another
Arrangement How objects are positioned, relative to one another.
Intellectual Property An image or idea that is owned and retained by legal control.
Optical Center Of an image or page occurs approximately three-eighths from the top of the page and is the point around which objects are balanced on the age.
target audience Group of people who you are trying to attract your product to.
Characteristics that can influence design include: 1.Internal audience 2. age 3. Geographical location 4. Gender 5.Ethnicity
Created by: richars1