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Photoshop Terms

vocab for Photoshop

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A recorded step or series of steps that can be saved and played back in order to apply similar changes to multiple images. Action
An application within Photoshop that is used to manage and browse files and file folders. Adobe Bridge
A color mode that uses black and white values to specify color. Bitmap
Cyan Magenta Yellow Black (CMYK) color is a color mode that is popular for printing and has a maximum of 16.7 million colors. CMYK Color
A file format used in Photoshop which offers a true digital negative of an image. Camera Raw
A Photoshop panel that provides the user with the ability to change text attributes, such as kerning, tracking, and leading. Character Panel
A retouching tool in Photoshop that allows a user to copy a selected area and paste it over another area in order to cover blemishes. Clone Stamp Tool
The adjustment of the intensity of the colors in an image. Color Balance
A Photoshop feature which allows the user to compile thumbnail images and titles for quick viewing and referencing. Contact Sheet
A Photoshop tool which allows the user to cut edges off of an image. Crop
A color mode that uses two colors, combining highlights and midtones to black and white color while allowing the user to choose the second color. Duotone
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is an image file format which supports a maximum of 256 colors, transparent backgrounds, and animation. GIF
A color mode with a maximum of 256 colors that renders an image in a range of grays from white to black. Grayscale
High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a method of merging two or more images allowing a high range of luminance between light and dark areas. HDR
A retouching tool in Photoshop that allows a user to copy an area and drag it across another area of an image to mix pixels and blend color tones in order to cover blemishes. Healing Brush Tool
A color mode with a maximum of 256 colors that is used to reduce the saved file size of images. Indexed Color
The estimation of a value, in color of pixels, between two known values. Interpolation is used when changing the resolution of an image. Interpolation
A Selection option which allows the user to select the background of an image, then use that selection to create a new selection in the inverse space. Inverse Selection
Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) is an image file format which supports millions of colors and works best with photographs and other images with continuous tones. JPEG
A color mode designed to maintain constant color, regardless of the device that is used, to convert images from one mode to another in Photoshop. Lab Color
A Photoshop tool which allows the user to make a selection within an image. Lasso
A segment of an image document which is separated from other segments for isolated editing. Layer
A feature which allows a user to group together certain combinations of layers on an image and save them. Layer Composition
A series of settings that can be applied to a layer in an image and saved for easy application to multiple layers in the future. Layer Style
A Photoshop tool which selects an area based on similarly colored pixels, and may be adjusted for color tolerance. Magic Wand
A color mode that serves as an intermediate mode when converting between other color modes and is used for special printing needs. Multichannel
A color matching system used to standardize colors used in digital and printed images. PANTONE
Portable Document File (PDF) is a file format designed by Adobe to enable the printing and viewing of documents. Any formatting used in the document will appear the same regardless of which operating system is used. PDF
Portable Network Graphics (PNG) is an image file format which supports grayscale, 256 color, true color images, and alpha transparency. PNG
A Photoshop panel that provides a user with the ability to change text attributes, such as indents and spacing. Paragraph Panel
A retouching tool in Photoshop that allows a user to select an area and replace it with a different selected area in order to cover blemishes. Patch Tool
A feature that allows a user to adjust the color balance and apply a hue adjustment to an image. Photo Filter
A Photoshop feature which allows the user to combine two or more connecting images to create a larger image, such as a panoramic photo. Photomerge
A Photoshop feature which allows the user to adjust a selection using brush tools. Quick Mask
Color Red Green Blue (RGB) color is a color mode that is popular for computer graphics and has a maximum of 16.7 million colors. RGB
A retouching tool in Photoshop that allows a user to neutralize red tones by blending them with the eye color of the person in an image. Red Eye Tool
A Photoshop option which may be used to modify the edges of a user-created selection. Refine Edge
The number of pixels per square inch on a computer-generated display. The greater the number of pixels per square inch, the higher the quality of the image. Resolution
A Photoshop feature which allows the user to create segments of an image document which may be configured for the Web. Slice
A Photoshop tool which gives the user the ability to skew, distort, or change the size of an image or selection. Transform
The layout of panels and tool boxes in the Photoshop application which may be arranged and saved by the user. Workspace
A Photoshop tool which allows the user to view close-up details of an image. Zoom
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