Graphic Design/Glossary

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CMYK - Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key (Black). CMYK is the standard colour mode used for printing.

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DPI - Dots per Inch on a printed page.

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PPI - Pixels per Inch; number of pixels per inch in an image.

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Raster Image - an image made up of thousands of pixels. Also known as bitmap image. Photos are an example of a raster image. [1]

RGB - Red, Green, Blue. RGB is the colour mode used for screen output.

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Vector Image - an image made up of points, as opposed to raster images which are made from pixels. Each point has a defined X and Y coordinates. Vector images can be resized without loss of quality. [2]

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Superdream Glossary of Design Terms

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  1. Creative Blog. (2015). 6 Key Terms Every Graphic Designer should know. Available: http://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design/key-terms-to-know-6133210
  2. Creative Blog. (2015). 6 Key Terms Every Graphic Designer should know. Available: http://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design/key-terms-to-know-6133210