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April Greiman

Designer Biography

...American graphic designer April Greiman began her career in New York before moving to Los Angeles in 1976. She was a pioneer in the use of new technologies in graphic design practice. Greiman was an early adopter of the Mac and her work...

Adjustment Layers

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

Book Chapter

...Here, the base image is left unchanged, underneath an adjustment layer that has added colour to the image. Additional adjustment layers can further alter the image while leaving the original intact.A layer used for making changes...

DPI / PPI / LPI / SPI

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

Book Chapter

...DPI (dots per inch) refers to the number of dots produced by a printer. For example, in lithography, 300dpi is standard. When a printer requests an image at a certain dpi, they actually mean ppi (see below). PPI (pixels per inch...

Vector

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

Book Chapter

...The vector image (top, left) and its detail, show how enlarging does not degrade quality. The vector is made of mathematical points and is scalable. The raster image (above, left) however, degrades when enlarged as it is made of squares...

Digital Printing

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

Book Chapter

...The reproduction of digital material on a physical surface without the use of printing plates. Digital printing is a highly flexible method that differs from traditional printing techniques, such as lithography, flexography, gravure...

Anti-aliasing

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

Book Chapter

...AliasingAnti-aliasingA technique used to minimise the distortion artefacts (aliasing or so-called jaggies) that occur when something is converted to a lower resolution. Anti-aliasing is used with digital photography, text and computer...

Digital fonts

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

Book Chapter

...Fonts created digitally rather than by hand. The digital revolution has meant that new fonts can be designed and trialled quickly and easily, without the great time and expense of producing hot metal type. With the emergence of digital type...

Stroke and Fill

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

Book Chapter

...StrokeFillRed stroke with gradient fillThe two distinct parts of a vector image. Stroke is the line or path used to draw the object; fill is the colour or pattern applied to an object. These can be treated separately for creative control...

JPEG

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

Book Chapter

...The insert shows the available options for saving a JPEG. Images are saved uncompressed to maintain maximum quality and avoid the appearance of jaggies.A digital file format that contains 24-bit colour information – such as 6.7 million...

RAW

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

Book Chapter

...A file format used for storing high-quality photographic digital images. A RAW file contains a very high degree of colour information. The RAW format is a lossless format that records all the information present when the photograph...