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Precision Photoshop by Lopsie Schwartz

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Chapter 12

Concepts, Definitions, and Terminology

Introduction

“We want to use these HDRIs for an IBL setup.”

“We’re delivering one-six-six, but work on it full ap.”

“Hard mask it at two-three-five.”

If all of that sounded more like a military launch code than anything related to Photoshop, this chapter will help you translate and understand some of the different high-end formats and terminology. The world is a lot less confusing with some basic image essentials.

Image File Formats

Each Photoshop book I ever picked up had a section on file formats. Each time I browse through one, I am disappointed to realize that they never discuss the formats I use every day in the movie/entertainment industry. EPS (Encapsulated PostScript), one of the most ...

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