How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

40 terms

psch5

STUDY
PLAY
type
text
font
characters with a similar appearance
outline type
can be scaled to any size without losing it's sharp, smooth edges
vector fonts
outline type
bitmap type
composed of pixels, and, like, images, can develop jagged edges when enlarged.
font family
a complete set of characters, letters, and symbols for a particular typeface.
serif fonts
have a tail, or stroke, at the end of some characters
sans serif fonts
do not have tails and are commonly used in headlines
symbol fonts
used to display unique characters
points
character size
postscript
programming language that optimizes printed text and graphics
type spacing
finite adjustments to the space between characters and lines of type
monotype spacing
each character occupies the same amount of space
proportional spacing
each character can take up a different amount of spacing
kerning
controls the amount of space between the characters
tracking
inserts a uniform amount of space between selected characters
leading
amount of space
character panel
helps you manually control type properties
baseline
an invisible line type rests on
baseline shift
vertical distance type moves from the baseline
layer styles
effects which can be applied to a type or image layer
drop shadow
creates an illusion that another colored layer of identical text is behind the selected type
angle
determines where the shadow falls relative to the text
distance
determines how far the shadow falls from the text
spread
determines the width of the shadow
size
determines the clarity of the shadow
anti-aliasing
partially fills in pixel edges with additional coloring, resulting in smooth edge type
none
applies no anti-aliasing
sharp
displays type with the best possible resolution
crisp
gives type more definition
strong
makes type appear heavier
smooth
gives more rounded edges
structure
determines size and physical properties of the object
shading
determines lighting effects
altitude
affects the amount of visible dimension
gloss contour
determines the pattern with which light is reflected
highlight and shadow mode
determines how pigments are combined
rasterized
converted to an image layer
distort filters
lets you create waves or curves in type
relief
height of ridges within an object