The full area of an image.
Typically a logo where a cartoon character - like a dog, robot etc. - is developed as a mascot. The mascot character is then combined with a rendering of the company name and slogan to create a cartoon logo. Cartoon logos can also be made up of nothing but text, presented in a "cartoonish" way.
For a more detailed look at cartoon logos and the cartoon design process, see CartoonBall.com.
Similar to a drop shadow but with added perspective
to create the illusion of a third dimension.
A function that allows a shape to mask part of an image.
The masked part of the image can be edited but won't let you work past
the borders of the clipping path.
A function in image editing software that can copy a
part of the image and place it elsewhere. It can be used to remove blemishes
on a models skin, text on a scanned image etc.
CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black, the
four process color inks.
A color cast changes the hue of a selected part (or
the whole) of an image while keeping the saturation and brightness intact.
Correction to a color cast created by the scanner
on the scanned image. The preview image on the computer display is adjusted.
Color correction is usually done in CMYK.
Color map (color palette)
A display of all the colors available in a computer
A system used to describe and reproduce color.
A set of colors that make up an image or animation.
It is also the set of colors available to be applied to images.
Color space is a particular way to describe color. Examples
of color spaces include: RGB, CMYK, HSB, CIE LAB.
The colorcurve system addresses the tendency of some
colors to appear different on a variety of surfaces, materials and in
different lighting conditions. The system is based on light reflectance
curves and not on ink formulations.
If something is colorfast the color won't run when it
gets wet and it won't fade in sun/bright light.
Comp's are made to see what a prospective design project
will look like for example the layout of the image, use of color, the
size and the paper that will be used. It is also named a dummy.
A composite image is a graphic image (or photograph),
made up of a combination of images.
Illustration software enables users to create compound
paths from two or more paths. A compound path is an image with a see-through
hole in the middle. An example of a compound path is the shape of the
letter "A". If you put an "A" or any image with
a compound path onto a colored background, the background color shows
Logos created specifically for construction companies. Construction logos typically share many of the design characteristics of real estate logos.
"Pre-designed" construction logos
Black and white photographs often contain gradient tones
from black to white which are called continuous tones.
The difference between light and dark areas in an image.
The wider the tonal range is in an image, the lower the contrast will
The handle that extends from an anchor point that is
used to create curved shapes in a path. Stretching the control handle
will effect the depth of the curve.
A tool that enables the user to trim away the
edges or part of an image.