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    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?
    _____________________________________________________________________

    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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    Last edited by DXM; 05-03-2009, 08:25 AM. Reason: new posts in thesaurus - 090503

  • #2
    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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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                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

                Palms

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                • #9
                  Re: abbrev. thesrs... or What are you talking abou

                  thank you for those two Palms, keep bringing them in.

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                  • #10
                    Re: abbrev. thesrs... or What are you talking abou

                    AF = auto focus
                    BFL = big friendly lens

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                    • #11
                      Re: abbrev. thesrs... or What are you talking abou

                      hmm... not too sure about that last one sooo I'll clamp it for now ^_^

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                      • #12
                        Re: abbrev. thesrs... or What are you talking abou

                        bumping this thread to keep it visible. please go on posting

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                        • #13
                          Re: abbrev. thesrs... or What are you talking abou

                          A couple more i have thought of although they might seem obvious to regular users newbies sometimes find them weird at first

                          USM = Un Sharp mask

                          Aniso = Anisotropic ( in ps stylize > diffuse > check anisotropic )


                          and another thought it would be handy to have a list like this for ps shortcuts

                          Palms

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                          • #14
                            Re: abbrev. thesrs... or What are you talking abou

                            Originally posted by palms1 View Post
                            and another thought it would be handy to have a list like this for ps shortcuts
                            There is a way to show all shortcuts and also create your own. When i get home, i will post how to do it; unless someone beats me to it...

                            Good idea,
                            -Keven

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                            • #15
                              Re: abbrev. thesrs... or What are you talking abou

                              thanks for posting, tell other people to do it too and it'll go much faster.

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