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PostSubject: GFX Dictionary   Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:04 pm



GFX Dictionary

GFX= Abbrebiation of Graphics.

Focal/Focal Point= Its the first thing you see in a picture. On a signature the focal is the render.

Stock= Its a non edited image/photo.

Render= Is a cut part of a picture. Saved a .png to have transparency.

C4D Render= A 3D render made with Cinema 4D. Used to give flow or add effect to your piece.

LP= Large Piece. An image bigger than 500x500.

Flow= The basic direction that your image has. It usually has one direction, rarely 2 directions.

Light Source= A point where the illumination comes from.

Depth= Distance between the viewer and the piece.

Vector= An image that has one dimension.

HQ/LQ= High Quality/Low Quality

Rip
= Taking credits for an image you didnt do.

PR= Posting rights. Permission given from the author to post his/her work on a nother site.

Topaz= A plugin that does stuff like: De noise a LQ image, Enhance the quality of an image, helps to enlarge images, and clean images.

LRO= Learning Rights Only.

.Psd file= A photoshop file, with that file you can see how the image was made because it stores all the layers of an image. Always save your .psd files.

CnC= Comment and Critique.

KIU= Keep It Up.

TFTS= Thanks For The Share.

GMV= Got My Vote.

Composition- How well your piece is put together. Anyone can throw a bunch of stuff onto a canvas and call it good. Not everyone can put it together to form a nice piece.

Monotone/Monochromatic- This means your piece consists mostly of a bunch of shades of one color. You could have an entire signature in shades of red but the hair is yellow. Yes, it's still monochromatic because it's mostly red.

PNG-File format saved in photoshop gimp and the modern version of MS paint that preserves transparency and gives the highest quality

save available.

XCF-File format saved in Gimp

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