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Chapter 11. Color Manipulation > Ben's Techno-Babble Decoder Ring

Ben's Techno-Babble Decoder Ring

Channel: The components that an image are made out of. Most photographic images are composed of either red, green, and blue light, or cyan, magenta, yellow, and black ink. The Channels palette is where Photoshop keeps track of exactly how much of those primary colors are needed to create your full-color image.

Clipping: An indication of where an image is potentially losing detail by becoming too bright and thereby blowing out any detail.


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