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MAWD Lesson 2.01

Understand digital raster graphics

Inches Standard unit of measurement for U.S. standard sized papers
Pixels Most common unit of measurement for computer screen display
Points Standard unit of measurement for typefaces
Picas One sixth of an inch
Em space Term used to define point size of font
Percentage Measurement of colors that make up an image
Resolution Measure of amount of detail stored in a digital image
PPI Measurement of resolution, stands for pixels per inch
On-screen Resolution Resolution displayed on a monitor, lower resolution, means lower file size with the same quality
Print Resolution Resolution printed out, higher resolution, needs high quality images to maintain quality
DPI Dots per inch, measurement of resolution printers can print
RGB Color mode that assigns an intensity value to each pixel, 0 to 255 for red green and blue
CMYK Color mode assigning a percentage value for each process ink: cyan, magenta, yellow, black
Aspect Ratio Relationship of object's width to height
Cropping Cutting out part of an image
Layering Compiling multiple pictures or objects
Selections Identifying specific area of layer or image allowing you to move or apply techniques to only that area
Transforming Changing the size or dimension of a graphic
Layer Styles One or more effects applied to a layer or group
Layer Masks Non destructive method allowing you to precisely apply transparency to a layer
Transparency Removing the background color of an image making it see through
Fill Putting a color, gradient, pattern, or texture to an object or area
Gradient Filling an object with a smooth transition from one color to another
Adjustment Layers Non destructive layers added to apply tonal and color adjustments
Filters Used to apply special effects to image
Clone Stamp Samples an area and allows you to paint over another area with the sampled area
Blend Modes Change the way layers interact by determining how one layer blends with the layers below
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