18 terms

Graphic Design vocab words

Daily vocabulary words for Graphic design class
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Design
a plan or to plan. The organization or composition of a work; the skilled arrangement of it's parts.
Line
The extension of a dot in space
Shape
an enclosed line; 2dimensional.
Color
produced by light of various wavelengths, and when light strikes an object and reflects back to the eyes
Value
the lightness or darkenss of grays or color
Texture
texture is the surface quality or "feel" of an object, its smoothness, roughness, softness etc.
Space
and element of art that refers to the distance or area between, around, above, below or within things.
Saturation
A color's purity of hue; its intensity
opacity
the power of a pigment to cover or obscure the surface to which it is applied. When opacity is not complete, it can be described as translucent.
Transparency
Allowing light to pass through so that objects can be clearly seen on the other side; the opposite of opaque.
Symmetry
having similar appearance on all sides.
Gradient
A gradual, smoothly nuanced, step-by-step change from dark to light values or from large to small shapes or rough to smooth textures or one color to another.
Juxtapose
to place side-by-side.
Invert
to turn inside out or upsidedown; to reverse the position, order, r condition fo something, as when making what is black white, and what is white black.
Devoid
barren; completely lacking.
Crop
to clip; to cut
Abstract
a simplification from nature
Bleed
in painting, the seeping through of color. In printing, the techniques of making an illustration extend beyond the intended edge of a page