Authors Alterations. The term refers to changes (not corrections)
made by a client during the proofing process. AA's are normally charged
to a client as billable time.
Absolute Colorimetric is a
rendering intent that leaves colors that fall inside the destination gamut unchanged.
It does not expand or compress the whole gamut. Each color is transformed into
itself, if it exists in the destination gamut. Otherwise, it is transformed to
the closest color at the gamut boundary. In short, out of gamut colors get clipped.
The capacity of paper to accept liquids like inks.
Paper which has had the acid removed
from the pulp during production so that it has a neutral 7.0 pH.
Software (created by a scanner manufacturer),
that expands the functions of the Adobe Photoshop program.
Application software developed by Adobe to create PDF files.
Acrobat Reader is used to read the PDF files.
The true weight of any volume of
paper used to determine price.
The additive primary colors are red,
blue and green. These three additive colors represent the three main components
of white light in the additive color module. Black is produced by the absence
of the primary colors. In theory, any color can be created by mixing these three
Additives are ingredients of paper such as clay fillers, sizing,
dyes and other chemicals.
When the curves and other lines in a graphic becomes jagged,
the resolution of the graphics file is too low. The graphic is then referred to
The align command is used to adjust the position of objects
or text in relation to each other. The various ways objects or text can be aligned
are typically left, right, center, top and bottom.
The preferred choice for books, maps
and documents, alkaline paper is usually used where aging resistance is preferred.
A fourth color component in the RGB color model that represents
opacity. By changing Alpha values, images
can be rendered completely transparent to completely opaque.
Alpha channels are used to create
and store masks. Masks enable you to isolate or protect parts of an image you
want to apply changes to, be it color changes, filters, opacity to a certain area
on an image etc.
An attribute specified in the image tag (HTML). The alt attribute
is used to specify the text that must be displayed while an image on a web site
loads. The alt attribute also adds functionality where the user's browser does
not display images or where images have been turned off.
Also known as "available light"
or "existing light". It's the surrounding light within an environment.
Ambient light are used to read proofs.
Anchor points allows the user to manipulate
paths to change it's shape. It (anchor points) appears along a path at every curve
of a path and at the beginning and end of a path. Anchor points does not print
A very basic animated image, used primarily
in web design. Animated GIFs consist of a set of GIF images placed in sequence.
A series of graphic images pieced together in a timed sequence
to give the appearance of continuous movement.
Softening of the jagged edges in images that have become aliased.
Aqueous Coating is a water-based
coating applied after printing. It helps the underlying ink from rubbing off.
Such a coating can give a gloss, dull or matte finish. It can be applied while
the paper is still on press, or after it's off press.
Archival paper is typically acid-free
and has a quality lifetime of about 100 years or longer. This paper is used to
keep critical records for many years.
To archive data means to store copies
of information for long periods of time.
The person responsible for managing
the creative and production process for a given project as well as the people
working on the project.
A function in graphic design software
that automatically traces images. Paths are created along the edges of a scanned
sketch. The paths are then cleaned up and the scanned file are discarded off.
Now you have an outlined sketch of the image you scanned.