Corel PHOTO-PAINT workspace tour
Becoming familiar with the terminology and workspace of Corel PHOTO-PAINT helps you follow the concepts and procedures found in the user guide and in the Help that is available through the application window.
In this section, you’ll learn about
• Corel PHOTO-PAINT terms
• application window
• property bar
• status bar
Corel PHOTO-PAINT terms
Before you get started in Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you should be familiar with the following terms.
Channel : An 8-bit grayscale image that stores color or mask information for an image
Editable area :An editable area of a mask allows paint and effects to be applied to a selected area of an image
Image : A file you open or create in Corel PHOTO-PAINT
Lens : An object layer that protects part or all of an image when you perform color and tonal corrections
Mask : A mask can be applied to an image during image editing to define protected areas and editable areas
Object : An independent bitmap that is layered above the background image
Path : A series of line and curve segments connected by adjustable endpoints called nodes
Thumbnails: A miniature, low-resolution version of an image
For more terms and definitions, see the glossary in the Help.
Exploring the application window
The Corel PHOTO-PAINT application window contains elements that help you access the tools and commands you need to view and edit images. Application commands are accessible through the menu bar, toolbox, property bar, toolbars, or dockers.
You can customize many of the elements in the application window to suit your workflow. For information about customizing Corel PHOTO-PAINT, see “Customizing your application” in the Help.
The application window contains the following main parts:
Menu bar : The area containing drop-down menus with commands grouped by category
Property bar : A detachable bar containing commands that change according to the active tool