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Old 01-26-2009, 09:44 AM
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abbrev. thesrs... or What are you talking about?

For the short time I've been here I have noticed an interesting phenomenon, the amount of terminology and abbreviation among pro's and semi-pros is quite staggering. I myself, whilst not quite a noob at photoshop or photography, am having quite some trouble with some (read many) of the abbreviations.

That's why I came up with the idea of this thread.

What I am asking for is for you pro's, semi-pro's and advanced beginners to post your abbreviations and terminology here with a short explanation so that people who aren't quite familiar with the lingo might go here and easily find out what someone else is saying. I know that this might seem an onerous task but just imagine the time you will save not having to explain something to a noob for the umpteenth time, it might also cut back on some of the aggravation some might feel when treated like an imbecile just because they don't know the right words.

If you think this is a good idea then please browse whatever posts might be here and post your own, the browsing is to minimize the amount of duplicate entries.

Should this be a huge success I or someone else might even compile it into a pdf available for download.

it's so much easier to sing along when you know the words, right?
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It appears that this actually was a good idea and I would like to thank Swampy, MisterMonday, William Wilson and Igot2pman for todays harvest.
I will do my best to post and harvest every day but with the busy part of the year coming up I make no promises to that affect, but at least once a week

oh well. here we go.


PST = Pattern Stamp Tool
AHB = Art History Brush
AL = Adjustment Layer
DUPE = Duplicate layer
HSB = Hue/Saturation/Brightnes adjustment

D&B = Dodge and Burn
acv = curve
atn = action
abr = brush

BTS = behind the scenes
SP = Soft proofing


DOF = Depth of Field
CGI = Computer generated image/ry (editors note)

AF = auto focus
(BFL = big friendly lens)

USM = Un Sharp mask
Aniso = Anisotropic ( in ps stylize > diffuse > check anisotropic )

WIP = Work In Progress
WF = Work Flow

CMYK = cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black), scale used by most Printing companies and
newspapers.
RGB = Red Green Blue - used on most screens and basic colorscheme for photography

DPI = Dots per Inch

LPI = Lines per Inch

S/H - Shadow/Highlight
HP - Hi-Pass
IS - Image Size

HDR - High Dynamic Range
SAP - Stand Alone Program
SAA - Stand Alone Application

FFT = Fast Fourier Transform

appx. = approximately/approximated
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:03 AM
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Re: abbrev. thesrs... or What are you talking abou

DXM... Good idea... Here are some of my oft used abbreviations for Photoshop

PST = Pattern Stamp Tool
AHB = Art History Brush
AL = Adjustment Layer
DUPE = Duplicate layer
HSB = Hue/Saturation/Brightnes adjustment
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:23 AM
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Re: abbrev. thesrs... or What are you talking abou

DXM, this is a good idea but only if someone commits to collate all the inputs and roll them into a single list or table or pdf file. This thread may become very long as the inputs come in. Later having to look through pages of forum thread to weed out what you are looking for may become less effective than doing a Goole search.
Regards, Murray
D&B = Dodge and Burn
acv = curve
atn = action
abr = brush

.... More later
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:48 PM
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Re: abbrev. thesrs... or What are you talking abou

To add a few I use

BTS = behind the scenes
SP = Soft proofing
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:36 PM
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Re: abbrev. thesrs... or What are you talking abou

If your going to make a PDF... Call it the "Retouch Pro Thesaurus"

RTP= Retouch Pro
PS= Photoshop
USM = Unsharp mask
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:04 PM
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Re: abbrev. thesrs... or What are you talking abou

thank you for the kind words and for leading by example, with some effort this might actually become something useful.

by the way... "the retouch pro thesaurus" is actually a good name for it
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:51 AM
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Re: abbrev. thesrs... or What are you talking abou

please continue posting your abbreviations in this thread. I will try to post some Q's too so people may post their A's.

this will become what WE make it, nothing more and nothing less.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:34 AM
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Re: abbrev. thesrs... or What are you talking abou

I think this is a great idea here is a couple i have thought of for now

DOF = Depth of Field

CGI = Computer generated image

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Old 02-05-2009, 12:27 PM
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Re: abbrev. thesrs... or What are you talking abou

thank you for those two Palms, keep bringing them in.
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:18 PM
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Re: abbrev. thesrs... or What are you talking abou

AF = auto focus
BFL = big friendly lens
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