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Media design 2

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Composition+ In the visual arts-in particular, graphic design, photography and sculpture – composition is the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art, as distinct from the subject of a work.-
Composition+ It can also be thought of as the organization of the elements of art according to the principles art. -
Compression+ There are two types of image file compression algorithms: lossless and lossy. Lossless compression algorithms reduce file size while preserving a perfect copy of the original uncompressed image.
Compression +
Contiguous Is a term used in Adobe Photoshop for a couple of tools (like the magic wand ). It means neighboring areas with similar colours and stop at the edges. When turned off the selection can spread freely.
Contour/silhouette + The image of a person, object or scene represented as solid shape of single colour, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject. -
Contour/silhouette + The interior of a silhouette is featureless, and the whole is typically presented on a light background, usually white, or none at all. -
Contrast+ A principle of art, contrast refers to the arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in a piece so as to create visual interest, excitement and drama.
Contrast+
Crop On basic way to modify images is to crop the - remove some part of the image. Cropping changes the appearance of the images in order to better fit the layout, make statement, or improve the overall appearance of the of the design.
Dominance Dominance is created by contrasting size, positioning, color, style, or shape. The focal point should dominate the design with sacrificing the unity of the whole.
DPS Digital Publishing includes the digital publication of e-books, EPUBs, Digital Magazines (also sometimes know as electronic articles), and the development of digital libraries and catalogues.
Drop shadow A commonly used visual effect consisting of drawing that looks like the shadow of an object, giving the impression that the object is raised above the objects behind it.
DTP Desktop publishing is the creation of documents using page layout skills on a personal computer.
Emboss Embossing an image, gives it a three dimensional (3-D) quality. The 3-D effect is created with highlights and shadows on the edges of the image. Also see at Bevel.
Emphasis Something that is singled out or made more prominent has emphasis. An element of a design that dominates or become the center of interest has emphasis.
Entry point Point or points on the layout where the reader can start reading. The designer has to help readability by adding entry points.
Feather Feather is a technique used to smooth or blur the edges of a feature.
Filter A filter is applied to images or art works to easily create special effects or to achieve a look that would be too difficult to create manually.
Font In typography, a set of all characters in a typeface.
FPO For Position only is to indicate that the image (as seen) has only been added to the design to indicate its position on the layout and thus is not indicative of the appearance of the final printed image.
GIF GIF images display up to 256 colors. GIF images generally have very small file sizes and are the most widely used graphic format on the web. The low quality resulting from compression makes them unsuitable for professional printing.
Gradient Allows the user to fill an object/image with smooth transition of colors.
Grayscale Grayscale image contains black, with 254 shades of gray.
Greeking In computing, a means of speeding up the display redraw rate of a computer monitor by representing text characters below a certain size as gray line, boxes, or illegible dummy type.
Grid An underlying structure of columns, rows, margins, and lines, that dictate the way information is organized on a page.
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