Graphic Design Dictionary: A glossary of graphic design terms.
An adjustment that makes the tonal distribution lighter
or darker. Gamma adjustments are made to monitors, scanners or during
an image editing process.
Gamut is the range of available color on an output device.
Each device has its own gamut capabilities. If the gamut fall out of
that particular devices range, it is shown inaccurately on the display
or cannot be printed. We then say a color is "out of gamut".
A function of Color Management Systems that converts
out of gamut colors to colors within the gamut of the targeted printer.
get picture command
A command in Quark Xpress that imports a file into a
get text command
A command in Quark Xpress that imports a text file into
a text frame.
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
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.
A function in graphic software that allows the user
to fill an object/image with a smooth transition of colors, for example
a dark blue, gradually becoming lighter or red, gradually becoming orange,
In web page design, some web pages are designed with
a graphic background on the web page and the text on top of the graphic.
In most cases the graphic background can make the text hard to read.
Visual representation of an idea or concept. The term
is used as a collective name for all activities relating to visual design,
including web design, logo design etc.
Grayscale images contains black, white, no color
and up to 256 shades of gray.