19 terms

Photoshop Vocabulary

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grayscale mode
a specialized color mode that uses up to 256 shades of gray, assigning a brightness from 0 (black) to 255 (white) to each pixel
color picker
a feature that lets you choose a color from a color spectrum or numerically to define a custom color
grayscale images
can contain up to 256 shades of gray, assigning brightness value from 0 (black) to 255 (white) to each pixels (2 words)
Crop
To cut off
Flatten
Merge all layers in an image using a single command.
Layers
Parts of Photoshop file that keeps different parts of the design separate from each other.
Scale
To make larger or smaller.
JPEG
Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG or .jpg) is an image file format that supports millions of colors and works best for photographs and other images with continuous tones.
PSD
Photoshop document. These files contain all the layers an artist creates so that each layer can be changed or edited later.
Clone Stamp tool
A retouching tool that allows a user to copy a selected area and paste it over another area to cover blemishes or other problems in the photo.
RGB
a color mode that is popular for computer graphics and has a maximum of 16.7 million colors.
CMYK
a color mode used for four-color printing. It has a maximum of 16.7 million colors.
Color mode
determines the color model used to display and print images. CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black); RGB (red, green, blue) and Grayscale are this.
PDF
Portable Document File enables the printing and viewing of documents. Tjhe document appears the same regardless of which operating system or computer is used.
TIFF
The Tagged Image File Format saves an image without any compression.
PNG
an image file format that supports grayscale, 256 color, true color images and alpha transparency.
layer mask
An overlay of a layer that allows you to make visual changes to the layer without actually changing the layer itself. While in this, you can paint white to reveal additional parts of the layer or paint black to conceal.
adjustments layer
Create this on an image in the layers panel to make visual changes such as making a photo lighter or darker, sharpening or adjusting the color balance or hue.
healing brush
a retouching tool that allows a user to copy an area and drag it across another area of an image to mix pixels and blend color tones to cover blemishes.