Graphic-web-print designing glossary/dictionary of terms
These terms are commonly used in the graphic design
and website design world.
Radio Button If you click on a radio buttons, you will only
be able to select one answer. A radio button is different from a
check box, which
can accept multiple checked items at a time.
Rasterization A way to convert the curves in type and illustrations
(vector-based graphics) into a pattern of dots which can be displayed
on a raster based screen or print device.
Revert This is a command found in many computer applications
that returns the document to it's last saved state.
Resample To change the resolution of an image. Resampling
down discards pixel information in an image; resampling up adds
pixel information through interpolation.
Resolution This determines the detail of an image based
on the amount of pixels. More pixels means higher resolution. The
higher the resolution, the better the printed output.
RGB Stands for the colors Red-Green-Blue. In web
design and design for computer monitors, colors are defined in terms
of a combination of these three colors. For example, the RGB abbreviation
for the color blue shown below is 0-0-255. In contrast, print designers
typically define colors using CMYK.
Royalty-Free Photos or Images Photos, graphic images, or other intellectual
property that are sold for a single standard fee and may be used
repeatedly by the purchaser. Typically with royalty-free clauses,
the company that sells you the images still owns all of the rights
to the images, and they are allowed for use only by the purchaser
(i.e., the same images cannot be used by another company or individual
Rules Rules, or horizontal rules, are HTML tags enable
you to insert horizontal lines as separators or dividers. Web graphic
designers will vary the length and color of horizontal rules to
add emphasis and flair. The following gray line is a horizontal
rule set at a width of 50 percent.