Basic Graphics Terms
Let us have clear idea about
the basic terms in graphics. It is advisable to go through the basics
before starting with any package.
Colors play a significant role in web page designing.
Everyone likes to use colors for web page but it requires little
practice to use colors effectively with balance and economy. You
need to know color basics and the technical reasons behind the use
of colors to explore the maximum potential of colors. The site has
devoted an entire section on color basics to clear the color concepts.
Pictorial representation of data is called graphics.
The term is broadly used in the world of digital arts, image processing,
illustrations, designing, animation and so on. Web graphics evolved
with the introduction of colorful, pleasant websites, which includes
buttons, textures, backgrounds, icons, images, gif animations, navigation
bars etc. All the leading image-processing packages are now enhanced
with the optimizing techniques, useful to create graphics suitable
This is more specific. Any picture including
traditional scanned photograph can be called an image. Some processing
requires before using images for web. Packages like photoshop made
this work fairly simple with its helpful commands. Images make web
page more alive but increases download time hence its use must be
kept economical both in time and designing aspect.
People use the word "image editing "
and "image processing" for the same. Generally image processing
involves adjusting the technical properties of the image and modifying
the actual content of the image may be to give totally new look
to the image.
People love to work with fonts. It is a design
of character. It comes with wide range. Choosing proper font is
a matter of skill. Selection of font is very important for web because
it must be available on visitors desktop or it may destroy the look
of the site.
Generally deals with line arts. Mostly created
with Gif format where line of the picture is more important than
color. Cartoons, icons and sometimes buttons also comes under this
category. Lots of CDs available in the market to provide wide range
of cliparts suitable for any purpose. Cliparts add more meaning
to the subject.
If it is graphic designing it includes drawing
,creating and editing the pictures generally using vector programs
like corelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator etc. Web designing contains designing
of HTML pages using editors like Frontpage, Dreamweaver etc.
something of prime importance in digital arts. In a general term
it is referred to image resolution, monitor resolution and output
device resolution. To be precise, it is a unit of measurement, used
to determine the size of an image, the way an image displayed on
the monitor and the device on which an image is output.
Changing the frames with respect to time is
a definition of the traditional animation. It adds spice to the
web. The use of animation for web is a critical question. It has
to go along the theme and the nature of the web. Flash is a keyword
for animation today.
Today, the web pages are blinking with different
media. You can read the text, see the pictures, hear the sounds
and watch the videos also. Integrating all these media makes Multimedia
You have to save the image in proper format to
work further if you want to open it in different package. If it
is transported through net or uploaded on the web it has to be in
the right format. The common formats are Jpeg and Gif.