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Digital Media: 3.01 Vocabulary (Part 1)

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Paint program
Programs that allow the user to create and edit bitmapped graphics
Draw program
Programs that allow the user to create or edit vector graphics
Bitmap/raster
Consist of grids of tiny dots called pixels and have a fixed resolution and cannot be resized without altering image quality
Vector
created from mathematical formulas used to define lines, curves, and nodes (drawing points), edited in draw programs, resolution-independent
RGB
Used in computer and TGV monitors and most desktop printers; creates colors by mixing the three colors in varying amounts
CMYK
Used in color printing, creates colors by removing colors to create others
Color depth
The number of distinct colors an image can contain, or the number of bits per pixel that can be displayed on a computer screen
Indexed color depth
An 8-bit image, which has a color depth of 256 colors
Full color depth
A 24-bit image, which has a color depth of about 16.7 million colors
Hue
The name given to a color
Saturation
the amount of hue in a color relative to the level of white, black or gray present
Monochromatic
Many values of one color
Analogous
Colors side by side on the color wheel
Complementary
Opposite colors on the color wheel
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