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Questions about the way objects appear based on spatial attributes: how objects relate to the observer.
Questions about designing for Android, an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Specific measurements and guidelines are common when designing graphics for diff…
Questions about keyboard shortcuts for an actions. Can also refer to a simplified workflow with predefined results.
Questions about making the opaque backgrond of an image transparent.
Questions about designing with or for the Apple Mac; a series of models of desktop and laptop computers developed by Apple, Inc. Ask anything about design that's specifically relevant to an Apple Mac …
Questions about hand written or printed work, consisting of pages; bound together between a cover and attached to the spine.
Questions about Smart Objects—layers that contain image data from raster or vector images, such as Photoshop or Illustrator files. Smart Objects preserve an image’s source content with all its o…
Questions about removing part of an image at the sides, or about removing a few millimeters of paper from around the sides of a printed piece after printing.
Questions about image file formats, a standardized means of organizing and storing digital images. Image files are composed of either pixel or vector (geometric) data. Common image format include JPEG…
Questions about work while self-employed and not committed to a particular employer long-term. Freelancers are sometimes represented by a company or an agency that resells their labor and that of othe…
Questions about iOS, Apple's mobile operating system. Originally developed for the iPhone, it has since been extended to support other Apple, Inc. devices such as the iPod Touch and iPad.
Questions about consistently recreating a color, most often across different color spaces.
Questions about creating scale or full-size models of a design or device. They are used for teaching, demonstration, design evaluation, promotion, and other purposes.
Questions about preset effect in image manipulation such as photo filters in Photoshop or similar visual tools.
Questions about Adobe Flash Professional, a program used to author content for the Adobe Flash platform. Flash is commonly used to create interactive graphical animations for a wide variety of digital…
a layer whose content and transparency is used to control what is visible in the masked layer(s), in a non-destructive way.
Questions about a specific visual language, the use of text, graphics and images recognisable as belonging to a certain method, type, use, and/or time period.
Questions about storing and applying style rules to paragraphs. Lay-out software like InDesign and QuarkXPress allow general style rules to be selected, which can then be applied to selected paragraph…
A computer input device that allows users to draw with a stylus on a surface, similar to a pen on paper. Also known as a graphics tablet, or digitizer. Not to be confused with tablet computers.
Questions about image resolution as measured in pixels per inch. PPI is either (a) the resolution of an image when it is printed at a specific physical size; or (b) the physical resolution of a displa…
Questions about adding the impression of a 3D effect by adding shadows to 2D objects.
Questions about the granting of permission to use copyrighted material by the copyright holder, often for a fee. Licenses are common in software usage, like font files, stock images but also applicati…
Questions about the method of rendering a visual element (text, image, drawing) "out of focus", wholly or partly.
Questions about the technique of smoothing transitions between color fields within an image to combat the jagged or rough edges that appear due to aliasing. Anti-aliasing is used in digital photograph…
Questions about `eps`, or Encapsulated PostScript, a cross-platform file format for vector files.
Questions about 'raster' graphics images, or bitmaps, a dot matrix data structure representing a generally rectangular grid of pixels, or points of color, viewable via a monitor, paper, or other displ…
Questions about selections of different color fields commonly used in digital imaging software. Swatches are used to store color selections in order to consistenly use the same color across a project.
Questions about the granting of permission to use a copyrighted typeface file by the copyright holder, often for a fee. Licenses are common in font distribution.
a 3D animation/content creation tool. Please Note: 3D questions are allowed if they apply directly to graphic design. General usage is not within scope and you are unlikely to get an an…
Questions about the presentation software from Microsoft, based on a "slideshow" methodology.
Questions about typefaces without serifs, or font-identification queries with like typefaces. Examples of sans serif typefaces are Arial, Helvetica, Verdana and Univers.
points on a vector path that allow a change of direction. Each anchor point has control handles that allow you to control how tightly or loosely you can bend the curve at each of the…
Questions about the use of illustrations to convey data. This is including but not limited to diagrams such as charts, maps, plots; and general graphics with underlying data.