CMYK

CMYK is a colour space created for the printing process. It stands for Cyan Magenta Yellow Key (black).

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Design Sprint

A way to create and test designs. Designers use design sprints as a time-intensive method of quickly testing ideas and then pivoting into designing for user needs. A designer may then take the prototype they created on the first day of the design sprint and fix any usability issues with it, which is a quick way to get feedback on their work before continuing development.

Responsive Design

The process of developing a product or design system that can be altered to fit different device and interaction contexts.

Crop

A portion of an image where the remainder is discarded.

Character

A letter, symbol, or another alphabet unit.

Close-Crop

Framing consisting of cutting off or obscuring most of the surrounding of a subject, removing distractions from the background and emphasising the subject.

Bleed

A printing term that describes how close an object is to the edge of a printed page. Bleeds are often used in graphic design for books, magazines, posters and other printed materials with photographs or illustrations.

Thumbnail

A small, non-preview image that accompanies a larger image. It provides an immediate sense of the content while not necessarily revealing it in its entire scope.

Font Colour

Also known as text colour, is a visible attribute of text determined by the combination of text and background colour.

Type Size

The height of a font, measured in points or pixels.

PDF File

An abbreviation for Portable Document Format. The PDF format was originally developed to share documents between different operating systems in the late 1980s. Any text document, image or page layout can be saved as a PDF file that includes all of the font information needed to display it without losing quality.

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