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Adobe Photoshop CS 5

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

2. A new feature in CS5 that fills in selections automatically based on what Photoshop understands about surrounding pixels.

3. 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.

4. A command that allows you to rotate - resizem and rescale one layer independently of the rest of a composition.

5. A tool in Liquify that puffs out areas of an image.

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

7. A Photoshop command that allows you to create masks based on a mathematical comparison of the luminance values in two of the color channels.

8. The lightness or darkness of a group of colors.

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

10. A mask created by attaching one layer to another to limit the effects of the first layer to just the layer beneath.

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

12. Decreases or increases the saturation of an image - depending on the Mode setting in the options bar.

13. A tool that allows you to distort a subject by changing the relationship between set points.

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

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

16. A special variety of layer that wraps the original content of an image inside a protective container - allowing pixel modifications to be made without damaging or changing the original contents.

17. A specific kind of metadata saved by most modern digitial cameras that records the time and date a photograph was captured as well as various camera settings.

18. This tool lightens portions of an image as you paint - which makes it great for bringing out naturally shaded areas such as eyes.

19. A command that saves the size of thumbnails - the position and visibility of panels - and the size of the Bridge window itself.

20. Use this tool to select free-form - straight-sided areas in an image.

21. This tool lets you measure angles and distances in Photoshop - as well as gives you access to the Straighten button.

22. By default centralized and sequestered - deep in the system level of your hard drive - this file stores transient information from the Bridge - such as sort order and high-resolution thumbnails.

23. Also known as a mask - this special channel selects white pixels and deselects black ones - allowing you to hide or reveal corresponding parts of your image.

24. Measured in f-stops - this Camera Raw option corrects the brightness of highlights.

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

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

27. A set of selection tools that allow you to draw simple geometric shapes.

28. A varied set of Photoshop commands that apply effects to an entire image.

29. This dialog box bends and distorts live text to create wavy - bulging - and perspective effects.

30. The three brightness ranges that you can edit independently using the Color Balance adn Levels commands.

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

32. Accessible by pressing Ctrl - this tool permits you to move selected pixels - even between images.

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

34. A new feature in CS5 that allows you to access the Bridge's photo organizing features.

35. An effect that applies a range of colors based on the lightest and darkest areas of an image.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

43. Any information above and beyond the core image data - including the date the image was last saved - the copyright holder - and how the image was captured.

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

45. Commands from the Filter menu or the Adjustments panel that can be applied nondestructively to a smart object.

46. Click inside the Preview panel to access this feature - which allows you to zoom an image's detail from 100 to 800 percent.

47. This feature of the History panel lets you bookmark a specific state in your work - allowing you to restore it later.

48. A command that allows you to reinstate a previous Liquify modification.

49. An anchor point along a path that has two control handles to allow for creating a continuous - even arc.

50. 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.