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There are a couple of answers here that give good information about glyphs vs characters, but they don't really address the source of your confusion with respect to copying and pasting. First of all, your understanding is fundamentally correct: Characters are defined by their meaning in language, glyphs, by their appearance. So, the ligature for ...
Clear cut means to erase the background around a product. Here's an example: http://www.designjane.com/photo-clear-cut-photoshop-enhancements
Although a naming convention for Television News Graphical Layout might exist, the names for those kind of graphical elements may vary from place to place in the world depending on how a certain culture/business field prefer to reference/call those. Anyway, the one in the image you provided I believed it's called "Over the Shoulder", see this paper for more ...
wireframe : frameing of the house Mockup : drywalling of the house
I thought it was easy to answer but it is not. It is an interesting question but it lacks of context. This could be a comment but it is too long for one. "imagery" What kind of images? Do you want a vector portrait? https://www.google.com.mx/search?q=vector+portrait It is almost impossible to have a vector portrait without a level of "cartoony"... that is ...
I don't see anything wrong with using "cartoony". It's clear, effective, and to the point. If someone approached me for an image and said "I don't want anything too 'cartoony'." I'd have no problem with that and would immediately know what they meant. It may also be a good idea to provide examples of styles, such as -- "I'd like something along the style of ...
If you can pin-point what exactly it is about "cartoony" that you are trying to avoid, then you might be able to come up with a more clear goal for your designer (though, I think most designers would know what you mean by "cartoony" and wouldn't find it an offensive term). Some examples (but this will be up to you to ultimately determine) could be that you ...
This means the icon should have a white color for any lines/shapes that your icon has and be transparent in all other areas.
Another way to think about this. A news paper is designed, including choosing type face, column widths, colours for heating etc to get the “house style”. Then each day a layout is done with today’s news and photos. The layout is done keeping to the rules that were decided at the time of the design. Layout can include rewriting a headline so it fits in ...
Layout is the placement or the arrangement of all the elements while the Design serves as the plan or the visual presentation/appearance of the layout.
The Optical Alignment answer is a great one, and I suspect it's what you are after, but when you mention "balance" in your question, I thought about Occult Balance (AKA, asymmetric balance). Here's a link I found... http://www.revolutionarygardens.com/principles-of-design-balance-in-the-landscape/ I know the link is about landscape design, but I think the ...
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