02-15-2007, 02:42 AM
Retired GFX Mod / i-bE-tRIpPiNn-oN-aCId
Join Date: May 2005
Location: California...>Orange County
Graphics Terms and Definitions
This is a clarification of most terms commonly used within the GFX forum:
- CnC - Comments and Criticism.
- Render - A pre-cut image from a wallpaper or other image commonly used in signatures.
- Stock - Any un-cut image. Such as photography or a wallpaper.
- Sprite- A render of a pixilized character. Such as "Ash" from the gameboy pokemon or "Ryu" from the SNES Street Fighter. Can be any pixelized character.
- Blending - How well the Render has been fitted/matched with the background. Also how the edges of the render flow into the background.
- Flow - The overall direction of the sig.
- Chaotic - Too much is going on in the Signature and it is very hard to make out.
- Vomit - A particularly bad Signature rating
- Brush - A downloaded brush from another site commonly used to make signatures, it is used as a tool to create backgrounds.
- Brightness/Contrast - Change the settings of your brightness and contrast in your monitor - notice the difference? That's what its referring to. When it's over
contrasted it means that your contrast is way over the top and it has too much excessive dark spots/black or white light spots.
- C4D - An abstract render made in a program called Cinema 4D, also commonly used in signatures.
- Whored - Excessive usage of a very beginner tool or such.
- Pack - A collection of items.
- Font - A different style of text.
- Pixel Stretch - A simple signature technique using 1px by "x[vertical wise" of an image and stretching it across the width of the signature.
- Blurred - Blurring - when it gets fuzzy, used for adding depth.
- Foreground - The front part in a signature, usually blurry, to signify it is "too close" for the lens, or the focus is not on it.
- Middleground - The part of a signature/photo where the focus is, where the crisp render is, and where the focal point should be.
- Background - The back part of the signature, usually blurry, or made to emphasize the focal point.
- Focal point - The first point that the eye draws to, or looks at, in any piece of art. This is strongly affected by placement, depth, and sharpness.
PM the current Graphics Moderator if anything has been forgotten or left out.
EDIT by Alteranz 6/10/10: Edited formatting, wording, and cleaned up thread.
Last edited by Alteranz : 12-20-2011 at 07:26 AM.