PALETTINGMoving the pigment back and forth across a palette with a
paint brush to achieve a certain consistency in texture or color or to load the
brush with pigment adequately.
PANEL(1) A given area in which a cartoon is drawn, with or without a
defined frame; (2) One box or frame of a comic strip; (3) One unit of a
PANORAMA Also called PAN. Slow, steady camera movement from side
PANTOGRAPHA mechanical device based on the shape of a
parallelogram, used to reduce, enlarge, or copy pictures.
PANTONE COLOR SYSTEMAn industry accepted system of color
analysis and identification that distinguishes between the three measurable
dimensions of hue, value, and chroma (intensity).
PARABOLIC REFLECTORSLamp reflectors that assist even
illumination and shorten exposure time.
PARALLAXDistortion present when exposing film through a lens not
aligned with the veiwfinder, distortion corrected by a rangefinder camera.
PARALLEL PROJECTIONSee ONE POINT PERSPECTIVE.
PARALLEL STRAIGHTEDGEA long, straight edge supported at both
ends to maintain parallel motion.
PARTIAL SECTIONA sectional view consisting of less than a half
PASTEL(1) A dry pigment mixed with a variety of binders to form a stick
or crayon for application to a picture surface; (2) A picture executed in the
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