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ACROSS
8. A mode that paints behind pixels in a layer and works only with Lock Transparency deselected
9. A cover which fits over the front or back of the lens to protect it.
10. Abbr. for chart containg information on mixing red, green and blue in a palette during Index Color conversion
11. The style an image is to be converted to while using the Conditional Mode Change
12. This determines how layers and pixels blend with underlying pixels in an image
13. A stair-step type pattern effect
16. A filter to add random spotted pixels
17. A tool in the Extract filter to erase background remnants
18. Long horizontal rail inside the Gradient Editor
22. An image with no border and fades into the background with no edges
25. A raster image composed of individual pixels
26. A path with distinct beginning or endpoints
27. A tool that takes a section of an image then applies it over part of the same or different image
30. An adjustable lens aperture consisting of interposed metal leaves
31. A color management workflow for making CMYK profiles
32. A photographic device for making photographs
DOWN
1. Software testing
2. Circular shaped electronic flash unit attached to the front of a lens in closeup situations
3. A list of commands that provide controls for copy, paste and transformation.
4. Adobe application for producing documents that can be read on any computer
5. A Drop Shadow effects option in the Layer Style dialog box
6. One of two chromatic parts in LAB Color
7. A non-printing design that controls floating lines and helpful in positioning images and elements
14. A Select menu command that chooses the entire image as the selected area
15. The extent of small particles of photographic emulsion that limits enlargement quality
19. Distinctive lightening or darkening quality in the Properties settings of the Lighting Effects filter dialog box
20. Abbr. for prefix to film speeds
21. Fashion term used to cover over blemishes or dust spots
23. A File menu command that can retrieve scanners and digital cameras
24. Someone considered an expert in computers
28. The moment of a period it takes to perform something
29. An indicator showing where something is situated
Solution to puzzle
The Photoshop Encyclopedia E-book

Enhance your Photoshop vocabulary with the Photoshop Encyclopedia. It contains 396 pages, numerous hyperlinks, bookmarks and cross-references of over 1400 Photoshop and digital photography terms that will help you understand Adobe Photoshop terminology. View a free sample of the ebook. Learn more...


Tony Hertz

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20 Essential Photoshop Words and Meanings
Adjustment Layers
A Layer submenu command for accessing temporary tonal
corrections that affect the appearance of underlying information
yet do not contain image data. The color fill and
tonal adjustments that are located in the adjustment layer
cover over but do not permanently change pixels in the
image or layers below. Most of the color adjustment options
found in the Image > Adjustments submenus are also located
here. To make an adjustment layer choose Layer > New
Adjustment Layer > and choose an option. These commands
can also be accessed through the control buttons at
the bottom of the Layers palette. Return

Camera Raw
1.
A file that that contains unprocessed picture data from a
digital camera’s image sensor. The camera needs to be set to
save its own raw file format. Image data can be interpreted
in Photoshop rather than having the camera make the
adjustments and conversions automatically. Camera raw
image files contain “pure” data. The actual data captured
by the sensor are not processed in the camera. Maximum
control for white balance, tonal range, contrast, color saturation,
and sharpening can then be made in Camera RAW Settings. 2. Camera RAW Settings: A method for converting RAWcaptures in the Camera Raw
interface in Photoshop. Exposure and Shadows display are
based on the Photoshop Threshold command.
Temperature Slider controls overall image white balance.
Move slider to right will result in an image with warmer.
Moving the slider to the left will result in an image with
cooler colors. Tint Slider controls shifts between green and magenta. Return

Channels
The primary component of Photoshop that use a special
grayscale system to store the color information of an image
and the data location of spot colors. Channels are created
automatically when a new image is opened. There are 5
types: Color, Mask, Quick Mask, Layer Mask and Alpha Channels. Return

Clipping Groups
A masking technique that uses the contents of one layer to
mask the contents of another layer. Image information of
the upper layer appears only where non-transparent
(opaque) pixels exist in the base layer or the layer beneath.
Select Layer > Group with Previous. Select Layer > Group
Linked to join all adjacent linked layers, automatically making
the lowest linked layer the clipping or base layer. See
also Base layer. Return

Clone
1.
A command that creates a copy when moving a selection or
layer with the Move tool. Press Alt (Win) or Option (Mac)
when moving. The cursor will become a two-headed arrow
with one black and the other white. 2. In reference to the Clone Stamp tool. A tool that takes a section of an image then applies it over part of the same image or a different image in the window. To clone first Option-click on the section to sample. Paint
over the area to cover. A crosshair icon will then mark the
sampled area. The Clone Stamp tool can be recognized by
its plain base compared to the ornate base of the Pattern Stamp tool. Return

Color Balance
An Image submenu command that adjusts the overall combination
of colors in an image to correct over saturated or
under saturated colors. Choose Image > Adjustments >
Color Balance. Return

Curves
An Image submenu command that allows precise adjustments to
the entire tonal range of an image. Instead of only highlights, shadows
and midtone value adjustments any point along a 0-255 scale can
be fine-tuned. Up to 15 other values can be continual
during the process. Precise adjustments to individual
color channels can also be applied. Return

Feather
A selection with varying degrees of transparency that helps
create a softening effect when the area is filled or copied
and then pasted. It can be applied in two ways: 1. A Select
menu command that makes a soft selection area after it is
drawn. Choose Select > Feather after the selection is made.
2. A value input box in the selection tools Options bar for
varying degrees of transparency while creating the selection. Return

Floating selection
Any selection that has been dragged by moving or cloning
with the Move tool and hovers above the surface of the
image. It then becomes a temporary type of layer and can be
mixed with the image behind it by choosing Edit > Fade. It
becomes a layer by choosing Select > Deselect. Return

Healing Brush Tool
A tool lets that fixes blemishes and makes them vanish into the
image around it. Similar to the cloning tools, the Healing Brush tool paints with
sampled pixels from an image or pattern. On the other hand, the Healing Brush tool also matches texture, lighting and shading of the sampled pixels to the source pixels.
The repaired pixels blend spotlessly into the rest of the
image in the resultant image. Return

Histogram Palette
An accurate and comprehensive graph for evaluating image tonal values.
Displays shadows in the left part of the graph, midtones are
shown in the middle and highlight values are shown at the right part. Useful for
gauging precise corrections from the Image > Adjustments
commands.Shows four separate histograms for the composite
and the individual color channels. Return

History Palette
Arectangular window that is used to record each edit to an image into
what is called a History State. Then when desired, a user can revert to an
earlier state of an image, delete states or create documents from
states or snapshots. To access a previous state, click on it. The contents
of the History palette are available only when the image is open. All the
states and contents in the palette are purged as soon as the image is closed. The default setting for the maximum number of History States is 20. After 20
states the first original state is cancelled and after the 21st
state the second original state is cancelled and so on.
Change the setting for the number of available states in
Preferences. Choose Edit > Preferences. Any number of
states can be chosen although the available Random Access
Memory should be considered. Return

Image Size
An Image menu command dialog box for changing the
exact values of width, height and resolution. Resample
Image changes the resolution and print size and will not
affect the pixel total numbers when the checkbox is off.
With the checkbox on the image will resample and increase
or decrease file size when a number is changed accordingly
in the width, height and resolution. The Constrain
Proportions checkbox will alter the width and height in the
same percentage without a distorted look when the box is
checked on. Bicubic Smoother: Provides the best results for upsampling images (making
them larger). Bicubic Sharper: Provides the best results for downsampling and image
(making an image smaller). Return

Layer Masks
An area that temporarily conceals a part of a layer or layer
set. It acts like a stencil or cutout to protect parts of the layer
for an interim. Usually first making a selection or choosing a layer creates it. Then choose Layer > Layer Mask and then
choose an option for Reveal or Hide the selection or the
layer. Edit the mask by painting with black to hide pixels or
with white to reveal or restore the pixels. The Layer Mask
icon next to the layer must be chosen when editing it. The
small mask icon appears in place of the brush in the window
next to the eye in the Layers palette. Click the layer mask
thumbnail in the Layers palette then click the Trash button
at the bottom of the Layers palette to remove or apply it.
Then click Discard or Apply. Return

Layers
Analogous to an image on a sheet of clear acetate. Layers
allow changes to be made to an image without altering original
image data. Layers can be stacked on top of another
layer and then combined into one composite image. A layer
or part of a layer is transparent where there is no image and
the image or layers below can be seen. Return

Quick Mask Mode
A feature that isolates and protects image areas and allow
temporary graphic editing of an active selection. Most of
the Photoshop tools or filters can be used to modify the
mask. All colors defined with the color picker will appear as
gray tones. The selection appears as a semi-transparent overlay while a temporary
Quick Mask channel appears in the Channels palette while
working in the Quick Mask mode. By default, work is done
in black and white to erase or add a selection area. To create a
Quick Mask (temporary mask): First use any selection tool to
select the part of the image to be changed. Then click the
Quick Mask mode button in the
toolbox and use a painting or editing tool from the toolbox to
edit the mask. (A filter or adjustment command from the menu
bar can also be used). By default, painting with black adds to the mask and reduces
the selection size. Painting with white removes areas from the mask and expands the selection. Painting with gray or another color creates a semitransparent
area that is helpful for feathering the selection borders. After editing in Quick
Mask mode click the Standard mode button in the toolbox to
turn off the quick mask and return to the original image and the edited selection border. Return

Save As

A File menu command that accesses a dialog for storing an image to a different location or filename then the original image. As a Copy: An option in the dialog box that will
save a duplicate of the file with a new name while keeping
the current file open. Save: 1. A File menu command that will conserve and store an
image to a specified area on a disk. 2. A button on some
commands such as Levels and Patterns that will save the
specified setting to disk. Return

Selection tools
1
. Instruments in the Toolbar for selecting pixels in an
image by either dragging with the Marquee, Lasso,
Magnetic Lasso or Magic Wand tools. The Color Range
command can also be used. A path can also be made into a
selection. 2. Instruments in the Toolbar for choosing and
moving paths by using the Direct Selection or the Path
Selection tools. 3. A black arrow tool in the 3D Transform
filter dialog box that moves the entire wireframe shape. Return

Unsharp Mask
A Filter menu command that corrects blurring that was
brought in during photographing, scanning, resampling or
printing. The filter accurately sharpens image detail.
Threshold: Detects pixels that differ from nearby pixels.
Radius: Increases the contrast of pixels by the specified
amount. Use the smallest radius value. Return

Use All Layers
A checkbox in the Options bar for the Magic Wand,
Smudge, Blur, Sharpen, Clone Stamp and Pattern Stamp
tools that when checked will sample pixels from all visible
layers and layer sets. Return

15 Photoshop Slang Words

Burning-in
A term for adding exposure to an image area in order to
enhance density and balance tonal information. Return

Burnt-out
A term referring to a loss of detail in the highlight portions
of an image area.Return

Filter Burn
A Photoshop expert term referring to the abuse of Photoshop filters.Return

Jaggies
A term that expresses poor image quality in digital images,
usually because of too-low resolution It appears as a stairstep
typed pattern effect in tonal areas of the image..Return

Marching Ants
Flashing dotted lines in an area of an image that single out
pixels and define the actual selection area.Return

Peter Panning
A Photoshop expert user term referring to adding or replacing
shadow detail.Return

Photoshop Guru
A Photoshop expert term referring to a person that is an
expert or master in using Photoshop.Return

Photoshopper
A term referring to a person who uses Photoshop.Return

Photoshop-it
A term more commonly used to express the actual use of
adjusting or manipulating an image with Photoshop.Return

Pixel Dust
A Photoshop expert term referring to a Photoshop expert
fixing an image.Return

Pixel Jockey
A Photoshop expert term referring to a Photoshop user.Return

Pixel Pusher
A Photoshop expert term referring to a Photoshop user.Return

Techie
Someone considered an expert in computer technology.Return

Techy
In reference to technically speaking or operating.Return

WYSIWYG
What You See Is What You Get. (Pronounced “wizzy-wig”)
A term that refers to the ability to view text and graphics on
screen in the same way it will appear when it is printed. Return

20 Essential Photoshop Words

Adjustment Layers
Camera Raw
Channels
Clipping Groups
Clone
Color Balance
Curves
Feather
Floating selection
Healing Brush Tool
Histogram Palette
History Palette
Image Size
Layer Masks
Layers
Quick Mask Mode
Save As
Selection tools
Unsharp Mask
Use All Layers
15 Photoshop Slang Words

Burning-in
Burnt-out
Filter Burn
Jaggies
Marching Ants
Peter Panning
Photoshop Guru
Photoshopper
Photoshop-it
Pixel Dust
Pixel Jockey
Pixel Pusher
Techie
Techy
WYSIWYG
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