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The spacing between characters and words
The spacing between lines of text
characters that contain what look like extensions or strokes on the top and bottom areas of the type characters
Serif type characters
illustrations that are scalable in the computer.
The color black
used to designate value in terms of elegance.
The color blue
used to signify honesty and professionalism
72 dpi resolution
best for electronic display.
300 dpi resolution
best for quality photographs for press.
used for photographic images and artwork that contains millions of colors. They are not scalable.
the amount of detail in an image
Photoshop's native format.
can be edited constantly and still be as accurate as the original image.
the process of increasing or decreasing an image's size.
JPEG images that are edited and saved continually
will gradually deteriorate.
a process of adding pixels between existing pixels where images may start to deteriorate in quality and may appear jagged.
the color mode for electronic display.
Technically there are 216 colors that display
on the web at a time.
To save files in PDF format
allows you to communicate electronically between your clients and post comments and create presentations and can be used for high-quality work ready for press, depending on specific settings chosen.
Files saved in GIF format
have only 256 colors and are used for logos, illustrations, and animation.
Files saved in PNG format
can include detailed transparencies in images with millions of colors. They record detail most accurately. They compress files that can then be edited and saved without losing detail.
When a Photoshop image is brought into Illustrator,
using the Place command allows the image to be rotated and resized before pressing the Return/Enter key.
When bringing in Illustrator files into Photoshop,
using Export in Illustrator and saving as a PSD file saves most Illustrator layers, and so they can be edited in Photoshop and also maintains transparency in the background and its gradients.
Save for Web and Devices when optimizing your images
for electronic display for best quality with minimal file size.
There are 72 picas
in an inch.
A continuing banner
keeps the same the style, color, and theme of a multipage document though the pages.
The Paste command
is still the best way to import graphic images.
Creating an inset
provides space for the text with a text frame, and so there is some space between the type and the graphic frames.
are special color libraries of premixed inks that will produce a certain color with one ink layer on one plate for press. They are used in addition to the four CMYK plates.
The blank spaces between columns are called
To let readers know where to locate the rest of the article,
you can create a jump line that continues to other pages, such as a line that says "Continued on page 4."
are lines that are used to help separate sections of articles in a pleasing way.
are used in long articles to insert a line or comment in between two paragraphs of an article that helps to identify that article to the reader.
The Tab panel
provides consistency in alignment of numbers or text in columns. You can set text to align flush left, right, centered, on special characters, or by either decimal points or commas.
In Photoshop the main purpose of using channels
is to save selections permanently and display color mode information.
The purpose of using masks
is to protect parts of an image from being edited.
The purpose of using anti-aliasing
is to smooth the transition between colored pixel edges.
To prepare images for commercial press,
use the CMYK color mode.
The area inside a new Illustrator document is
called the artboard, which is where you will create and modify all your illustrations.
contain nonprinting anchor points that define where line segments begin and end.
For files used in the printing industry,
save these files in EPS format whenever illustrations and text are used in the same graphic.
is the Design Principle that states that the viewer's eye in western culture follows a distinct pattern from the upper left hand corner to the bottom right hand corner of a page in a backward "S" shape.
is the Design Principle that states that a page should have an even amount of positive and negative space throughout the design, regardless if it is Symmetrical or Asymmetrical.
is the Design Principle that helps draw attention to the part of your work that the audience should see first.
is the Design Principle that states that by creating numerous items of the same shape, color, size helps create unity within your design.
is the Design Principle that refers to the way the elements are arranged to create a feeling of stability in a work.
is an element of design that refers to the lightness or darkness of a color.
is the element of design that refers to the surface quality or feel of an object - its smoothness, roughness, softness, etc.
Colors that are directly opposite on the color wheel are
A common name for a color is
LAB, CMYK , and RGB
are color modes in digital design.
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