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Questions abour the bitmap and vector graphics editor widely used for web and interface design.
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Questions about conventions of graphic design. Sometimes theoretical, sometimes tangible, sometimes metaphysical.
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an American multinational computer software company. Use this tag for questions about Adobe programs in general.
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Workflow describes the process of a task, the steps required to go from start to finish. This term is not limited to design, but in the design world it can be applied to different processes, from crea…
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The process of manipulating a photo to achieve a desired result. Common photo editing techniques include cropping, color adjustments, and applying filters to give the photo a stylized look.
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Questions regarding illusions or visual tricks in the design process, whether it be from software (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, GIMP) or through technique.
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Questions about color mixing guidance and the visual impacts of specific color combinations.
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The art of representing objects or forms on a surface chiefly by means of lines.
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a repeating unit of shape, typically a small, repeating and tileable element. Most patterns are based on repetition and periodicity while others use magnification and scaling. Patterns ar…
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Released in 2010, updated as CS5.5 in 2011. Succeeded by CS6. Use this tag if you have a question that is specific only to a CS5 version of a program.
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A transformation that either enlarges or shrinks an object
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Questions regarding hardware or analogical tools (but please use software-recommendation for software ones!)
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about communicating a specific contextualised message to an audience. It is rooted in an objective need to fulfil a particular task.
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a set of metrics calculated in image processing designed to quantify the perceived texture of an image. Image Texture gives us information about the spatial arrangement of color or…
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The name of both the process and model used in color printing.
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a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time, with the intention of enabling the creator of inte…
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For use in questions ABOUT the designers themselves: being a designer, becoming a designer, forming the designer ethos etc.
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Questions regarding the research of resources (books, websites, videos, etc.) pertaining to a specific design topic.
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Path usually refers to an editable stroke, a line created in a vector programme such as Illustrator or Inkscape.
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Is the detail an image possess. It can apply to digital bitmap images and film. The higher the resolution the more detail and data is contained in the image.
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Use [typefaces] when you'd use "song" (e.g. "I love that song/typeface..."), and [fonts] when you'd use "MP3" ("...so I'm going to buy the MP3/font for it").
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the design of computers, appliances, machines, mobile communication devices, software applications, and websites with the focus on the user's experience and interaction. The g…
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a way of protecting specific areas of your image, just as you would use masking tape when painting your house.
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a program used to author content for the Adobe Flash platform.
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Usually refers to a method of combining varying text and fonts with relatively simple illustrations (click to see example), but can also mean illustrations used to emphasis a message or content by the…
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Allows for a wider variety of fonts to be applied to web sites. Web fonts can help define brand identity as well as give sites a unique and stylish look
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standardized means of organizing and storing digital images. Image files are composed of either pixels, vector (geometric) data.
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Creating specific steps which software takes in succession in order to complete a desired task without direct user interaction.
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the name of the process and the model used in color visualising.
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the creation of different versions of visual objects in order to adapt them for different display media or contexts of use. Other than simple resizing, scaling can include changes in composition, e.g.…
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Short for `Graphics Interchange Format`. GIF is a bitmap image format capable of storing up to 256 RGB colors. It is used primarily for the web due to its ability to compress file size via limiting th…
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Usually refers to a grid as a guide to create layouts, aligning elements, and/or restricting the size of a graphic element.
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a technique of applying the same set of commands (resizing, transforming, etc.) automatically to a collection of files (the "batch").
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Dots per inch: refers to dots of ink on a printed page and thus to the output resolution of a print device. It is often used in error, in place of PPI (pixels per inch), which is a property of an imag…
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usually refers to the amount of detail and information contained in an image.