Quiz review

Digital imaging basics

  • What is a pixel ?
  • What is pixel depth / resolution ?
  • What is an image mode? What’s the difference between RGB and CMYK modes?
  • What are the three channels and how do they relate to color codes?
  • What does JPG and a GIF stand for?
  • How many colors are possible in a JPG? And how many in a GIF?
  • Why is there a difference between the number of colors possible?
  • What kinds of images work best with a JPG? a GIF?
  • What are some other image formats and what are they for?
  • What’s the difference between image resolution at 100% and screen resolution in a well optimized jpg?

Using Photoshop

  • What is the average current screen resolution and why is it important?
  • How do you optimize and reduce image file size for a JPG?
  • What are some ways to optimize and reduce image file size for a GIF?
  • Why do we want to reduce image file size?
  • What is the maximum optimized image file size?
  • What happens if you change the image size as opposed to the canvas size?
  • What are the three main windows to have open while you’re working on an image?
  • What is the layer stacking order? Which comes first?

Photoshop elements & functions:

  • Layer sets vs. layer comps
  • masking
  • Clipping group
  • Typography: serif and sans serif
  • bitmap and vector graphics (rasterized type)
  • background image for web / offset
  • Gif transparency
  • User slice and automatic slice
  • rollovers
  • animated gifs / tween
  • automated functions / gallery

Composition and Visual Communication

  • What is the optical center of a photo or composition?
  • What is the rule of thirds?
  • What do we mean by dynamic balance?
  • What are some of the concepts behind good composition, for example, simple backgrounds,  strong lines?
  • What do we mean by selecting the best frame?
  • What are mergers?