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type

text

font

characters with a similar appearance

outline type

can be scaled to any size without losing it's sharp, smooth edges

vector fonts

outline type

bitmap type

composed of pixels, and, like, images, can develop jagged edges when enlarged.

font family

a complete set of characters, letters, and symbols for a particular typeface.

serif fonts

have a tail, or stroke, at the end of some characters

sans serif fonts

do not have tails and are commonly used in headlines

symbol fonts

used to display unique characters

points

character size

postscript

programming language that optimizes printed text and graphics

type spacing

finite adjustments to the space between characters and lines of type

monotype spacing

each character occupies the same amount of space

proportional spacing

each character can take up a different amount of spacing

kerning

controls the amount of space between the characters

tracking

inserts a uniform amount of space between selected characters

leading

amount of space

character panel

helps you manually control type properties

baseline

an invisible line type rests on

baseline shift

vertical distance type moves from the baseline

layer styles

effects which can be applied to a type or image layer

drop shadow

creates an illusion that another colored layer of identical text is behind the selected type

angle

determines where the shadow falls relative to the text

distance

determines how far the shadow falls from the text

spread

determines the width of the shadow

size

determines the clarity of the shadow

anti-aliasing

partially fills in pixel edges with additional coloring, resulting in smooth edge type

none

applies no anti-aliasing

sharp

displays type with the best possible resolution

crisp

gives type more definition

strong

makes type appear heavier

smooth

gives more rounded edges

structure

determines size and physical properties of the object

shading

determines lighting effects

altitude

affects the amount of visible dimension

gloss contour

determines the pattern with which light is reflected

highlight and shadow mode

determines how pigments are combined

rasterized

converted to an image layer

distort filters

lets you create waves or curves in type

relief

height of ridges within an object

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