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physical components of your computer system ie: monitor, CPU, printer
programs you add to your system for the functions you need/ use
hardware that is not essential to the system; to the side ie: printer, scanner, webcam
the platform on which your system runs and provides your interface ie: Vista, Mac OSX, Linux
homebase for your computer. Your main screen prior to open applications
located at the top of your screen provides functions and actions to choose from
the bar located at the bottom of your screen that provides frequently used aps, trash, finder, and other common destination shortcuts
the bar that offers tools from which to choose for your application's functions. A black triangle indicates more options for the tool
sidebars that offer variations of the tools to select and change
Central Processing Unit; the brain of your computer that processes input and output.
located at the top left of your screen, this offers basic functions like system info, file info, shut down options and logout
This icon provides a place to discard unwanted files and eject removable media or logout of the server.
input device that digitizes images/text
JPG, PSD, GIF, TIFF, PDF etc.
dependent on dimensions, resolution,and file type,
Dots per inch; the # of dots or pixels per inch in an image; resolution
JPG files lose information when compressed; do not maintain quality
files based on points/coordinates; lines stay smooth despite scale; good for graphics/logos ie: Adobe Illustrator
files based on pixels of color; lose quality when enlarged; good for continuous tone/photos ie: Adobe Photoshop
temporary memory for your system
the end product, such as with a printer
storage media such as flash drive or CD; generally portable
The on-screen tools you use to interact with the computer and your programs.
key command for undo last operation
key command for select all
key command new document
Solid arrow tool which moves whole paths or objects
selects only a certain anchor point or parts of
The color that is applied to the edge of the path of an object
A color, pattern, or gradient that is applied to the inside of an object
used for graphics and web-safe colors. Filters can only be used in this format or color mode.
a non-printable space where your artwork is created.
this allows you to work, edit, and organize you artwork (a lot of units stacked); editable units
digitized element that appears in printed copy of image to protect the creator
will resize a portion of the photo you want to use, cutting out parts of the photograph will make a better image
shows the tones of a photograph black (shadows), white (highlights), and gray (mid-tones) or known as gamma
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