• A raster image (see below) format best for layered Adobe
Photoshop design files.
• A raster, or bitmap, image is a graphic that is composed
of a grid of pixels, with each pixel having values for color,
hue, saturation and transparency. Unlike vector images,
these graphics do not scale well and will become
pixelated as you “zoom in” or enlarge the graphic.
• A raster image (see above) format best for unprocessed
data from digital cameras.
• A measure of image quality based on dots per inch for
printed works and pixels per inch for digital work. The
higher the resolution, the crisper the image will be.
• Licensed images available for designers to use that
negate the need for the designer to coordinate an entire
• Can refer to either the actual physical feel of a design or
the way a viewer imagines a design might feel. By using
textured graphics, a design can visually imitate actual
Thumbnail sketch (FROM SCRATCH)
• A small rough draft of an image drawn by a designer
during the conceptualization phase of a design project.
• A raster image (see above) format best for high-quality
print graphics and scans.
• A vector image is a scalable graphic format. Unlike raster
or bitmap images, it does not rely on a grid of pixels to
form the graphic, which alleviates pixelation issues as the
image is resized.