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Questions about the way objects appear based on spatial attributes: how objects relate to the observer.
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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…
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Questions about keyboard shortcuts for an actions. Can also refer to a simplified workflow with predefined results.
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Questions about making the opaque backgrond of an image transparent.
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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 …
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Questions about hand written or printed work, consisting of pages; bound together between a cover and attached to the spine.
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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.
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Questions about consistently recreating a color, most often across different color spaces.
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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.
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Questions about preset effect in image manipulation such as photo filters in Photoshop or similar visual tools.
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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…
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a layer whose content and transparency is used to control what is visible in the masked layer(s), in a non-destructive way.
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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.
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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…
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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.
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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…
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Questions about adding the impression of a 3D effect by adding shadows to 2D objects.
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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…
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Questions about the method of rendering a visual element (text, image, drawing) "out of focus", wholly or partly.
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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…
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Questions related to Javascript code, one of the main technologies behind the web and also being used in Adobe software.
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Questions about `eps`, or Encapsulated PostScript, a cross-platform file format for vector files.
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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…
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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.
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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.
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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…
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Questions about the presentation software from Microsoft, based on a "slideshow" methodology.
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Questions about typefaces without serifs, or font-identification queries with like typefaces. Examples of sans serif typefaces are Arial, Helvetica, Verdana and Univers.
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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…
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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.
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the size of an element as it relates to its containing document page, or the ratio at which some items are viewed or printed.