Graphic Design Vocabulary
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Is the adjustment of arrangement or position in lines of a text or an image; left, right, centered, etc.
Generating movement by displaying a series of images using frames.
GIG images display up to 256 colors. it supports animation and allows an individual palette of 256 color for each frame. The color limitation makes the GIF format inappropriate for reproducing color photographs and other images with consistent color. GIF images are compressed using the LZW lossless data compression method to decrease the size of the file without corrupting the visual quality.
Visual communication using text or images to represent an idea or concept. It is also a term used for all activities relating to visual design, including web design, logo design, etc.
The permanent reproduction of the output of a computer or printer. for example: teleprinter pages, continuous printed tapes, computer printouts, etc.
A term to describe the measure of sharpness within an image
Guidelines in page layout software to show the user the body copy areas. It also allows the user to indicate the dimensions. Margins do not print.
A tool within graphic software that permits the user to gather, organize and re-edit their artwork.
A common process for compressing digital images
deals with the setup and style of content on a page. An example of a page layout is the pages in magazines or brochures.
A term used in page layout software, specifically to the way text can be shaped around the edges of images
Capital letters that are about the same height as the tvpeface's x-height. some software programs automatically create their own small caps, but true small caps are often only found in expert typefaces.
A style of typeface that means without feet. Usual sans serif typefaces include Arial, Helvetica, Avant Garde and Verdana.
Stands for Zone Information Protocol: This is a way of compressing files into a smaller size, so they can be transferred with more ease over the internet or any other means.
Most design software lets you zoom in or out an image to get a closer or farther away look. Zooming in is especially useful when photo retouching or working on tiny details
What You See Is What You Get. This an approximate screen representation of what the final printed image will look like
Word Processing Program
A software application package that assists in creating, editing, and printing
A design or program is said to scale if it is relevantly efficient and reasonable when applied to larger situations
RGB is the color model used to project color on a
Selection refers to an area of an image that is isolated so it can be edited while the rest of the image is protected
Offering the use of various communications, such as, text, sound, still or moving images.
A type of glow on a graphic image that gives the appearance of neon lighting.
A table on a map, chart, etc., listing the specific illustrations and how to use.
To make a line of type a certain length by spacing out the words and numbers
Modifying the horizontal space between letters.
visual presentations that feature printed messages more clear or appealing.
Lightest part of a photograph or halftone, as opposed to mid tones and shadows.
A complete combination of characters created in a specific type of one style and size. The set of characters in a font entail the letter set, the number set, and all of the special characters and marks you get when pressing the shift key or other command keys on your keyboard.
A filter is a pre-created effect that can be applied to images to acquire a certain look.
A tool used to fill selected parts of an image with a selected color.
A series of bits is a structure that represents a graphic image. The color of each pixel is individually defined
Copy refers to editorial text supplied for incorporation into a design or website.
A small animation based on continuous GIF images, giving the impression of movement or action.
The decorative design or edge of a surface or line or area that forms it's outer boundary.
A product developed by Adobe systems to create PDF (portable document Format) files. Acrobat is an independent means of creating, viewing and printing documents.
An ornament used in typesetting to add space around an image or a symbol.
Is a two-dimensional format made up of a set of horizontal and vertical axis used to structure content
A function in graphic software that permits the user to fill an object or image with a smoothetransition of colors
A single sheet of paper handed out or posted on a wall to advertise or announce something.
Allows you to change the complete size of the document without adjusting the contents of the document
A tool that removes portions of an image. It is usually used on digital photographs.
Is a visual effect added to an image to give the impression the image is raised above the images behind by duplicating the shadow
A tool used in graphic design software that makes the edges of an image appear softer
Magic wand tool
A tool in graphic software that permits the user to select fractions of an image, such as, areas with the same color.
Stands for Portable Document Format. Developed by Adobe Systems in its software program Adobe Acrobat as a universal browser. Files can be downloaded over the Web and viewed page by page, provided the user's computer has installed the important plug-in which can be downloaded from Adobe's own Web site
the smallest picture content that can be individually assigned a color.
A color is made lighter by adding white, this is called a tint.
A thumbnail is a reduced-size version of the original image.
The range of a stroke's width. Also knows as Demibold, light, and bold. Some typeface families have many weights like ultra-bold and extra-light. Associated to the heaviness of the stroke for a specific font, such as Light, Regular, Book, Demi, Heavy, Black, and Extra Bold.
The degree of a tonal value. The opacity of an image or object can range from transparent (0% opacity) to opaque (100% opacity). The ability to edit the opacity of specific objects allows the designer to create images that seem to flow into and through one another
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