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Photoshop Chapter 1

Getting started with Adobe Photoshop CS5
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Creative Suite
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.
Pixels
Very small squares that make up an image; each dot in a bit-mapped image that represents a color
Splash screen
A window that displays information about the software you are using
Type
text, or a layer containing text.
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
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.
Status bar
the area located at the bottom of the program window that displays information such as the file size of the active window and a description of the active tool.
Rulers
onscreen markers that help you precisely measure and position an object
Tone
the brightness and contrast within an image
Sharpness
used to direct the viewer's eye to a specific area of an image
Scale
the size relationship of objects to one another
Arrangement
how objects are positioned in space, relative to one another
Optical center
the point around which objects on the page are balanced; occurs approximately 3/8" from the top of the page
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
Intellectual property
refers to both the products of the mind and the accompanying legal protection for these intangible assets.
Copyright
protection to an author of an original work, including the right to copy, distribute and adapt that work.
Fair use doctrine
Conditions under which a work can be used without permission
Derivative work
a new, original product that is based upon content from one or more previously existing works
Creative Commons licenses
licenses that make it possible to share your work without much legal complications
Attribution
the simplest of all creative commons licenses, in which any user can distribute, modify, or enhance your work, provided you are credited
Attribution share alike
the same as attribution, except that the new owner must create their license under the same terms you used
Attribution no derivatives
your work can be distributed by others, but not modified and in its entirety, with you being credited
Attribution non-commercial
your work can be distributed, modified, or enhanced, with credit to you, for non-commercial purposes only. Derivative works do not have to be licensed.
Attribution non-commercial share alike
your work can be distributed, modified, or enhanced, with credit to you, for non-commercial purposes only, but you must be licensed under the identical terms. all derivative work must carry the same license, and be non-commercial
Attribution non-commercial no derivatives
this is the most restrictive license category. redistribution is allowed as long as credit is given. the work cannot be modified or used commercially.