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Adobe Photoshop CS 5

Subject : it-skills
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1. The clarity of the image formed by the lens element and captured by the camera - whether digital or film.

2. Analogous to the magic wand's Tolerance setting - this feature spreads a Color Range selection out to neighboring color values beyond those specifically chosen.

3. The boundaries of an image - as measured independently of the contents of the image itself.

4. A command used to assign document names - sequence numbers - and more to multiple image files at a time.

5. Adjusting for the predominant color of neutral white - usually off as the result of an uncorrected light source.

6. A simple filter that averages the colors of neighboring pixels in sweeps defined by the radius value.

7. A special kind of text layer in which text is attached to a path outline to create a line of type that flows along a curve.

8. The degree to which professionally output halftone dots grow when they are absorbed by a sheet of printed paper.

9. A Photoshop effect applied directly to an entire image or a selection.

10. The adjusted amount of horizontal space between two neighboring characters of type.

11. Created by pressing Ctrl+G - this collection of layers appears as a folder icon in the Layers panel.

12. Availabe exclusively inside the Bridge - this command lets you expand one or more images to fill the entire screen as well as zoom and navigate from the keyboard.

13. Brush-based tools that allow you to paint lines and fill shapes with the foreground color.

14. The state of a layered composition at a certain point in time - replete with visibility - vertical and horizontal positioning - blending options - and layer styles.

15. Font family - type style - size - leading - alignment - and a wealth of other options for modifying the appearance of live text.

16. A printing process that outputs each of the CMYK color channels to independent plates so that they can be loaded with different inks.

17. Expressed as an exponent - this value multiplies the brightness of an image to lighten or darken midtones.

18. This command expands a selection to include additional contiguous colors that fall inside the magic wand's Tolerance range.

19. Outlines described by vectors that contain no pixel information by can be used to control the pixels within their boundaries.

20. An option that turns a PDF document into an all-consuming slide show the moment you open it in the Adobe Reader utility.

21. The best tool for manually adjusting the brightness and increasing the contrast of an image on a color-by-color basis.

22. A text layer that has no maximum column width and aligns to the point at which you clicked with the type tool.

23. A new feature in Photoshop CS5 that allows you to fine-tune your mask by setting a prescribe radius for edge calculation.

24. The one command that lets you pinpoint a specific color in an image and make it lighter or darker; best suited to reducing contrast.

25. A feature of the Refine Edge command that tells Photoshop to adjust the radius based on the smooth or jagged nature of your mask.

26. This tool darkens pixels as you paint over them.

27. To change the physical dimensions of an image by reducing the number of pixels.

28. A mask created by selecting just the lightest areas of an image.

29. A means for cropping the contents of a group of layers to the boundaries of a layer beneath them.

30. The difference between light and dark colors.

31. When working with this function - painting with black temporarily erases the pixels on a layer - painting with white makes the pixels visible again.

32. A photographic compilation that allows for the combination of luminance data from different exposure values.

33. The appearance of luminance aberrations - caused in HDR photos by an element moving or changing apperance between individual frames.

34. A set of dotted lines that indicate the borders of a selected region - also known as "marching ants".

35. A setting in the options bar that determines how many colors the magic wand selects at a time - as measured in luminosity values.

36. A command that lets you examine and save the descriptions - credits - and keywords assigned to one image so that you can apply them to others.

37. An intricate command that lets you edit a selection using a series of slider bars and preview the results of those edits as you work.

38. A standalone application for opening and managing files that ships with all versions of Photoshop CS5.

39. This panel lets you scale - rotate - and even flip the source image as you paint it onto the destination - as well as preview the source as a translucent overlay.

40. A file that contains the instructions for modifications made to a raw file.

41. A tool that lets you adjust one region of an image independently of another inside Camera Raw.

42. A lever-like device that allowed you to control the curve of a path through a smooth point.

43. This otherwise fairly useless tool is handy for finessing mask edges by smushing edge pixels in one direction or another.

44. Indicators along a gradient preview that designate the colors at either end.

45. This viewing mode allows you to quickly see the mask created by a selection and assess the edges automatically.

46. A Photoshop plug-in that allows for the development of unprocessed native image files.

47. A variety of glossy or matte-finished paper that holds lots of ink - allowing you to print extremely high-resolution images.

48. An option that uses the contents of the active layer to cut holes in the layers beneath it.

49. This command lets you scale an image on the page - determine the paper orientation - and adjust the color management settings before printing an image.

50. A filter that mimics the functionality of Unsharp Mask by retaining areas of high contrast and sending low-contrast areas to gray.