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kerning

The adjustment of spacing between specific pairs of letters to optimize their appearance. A good example is A|V. Because the two characters have angles which complement each other, the kerning between them is done so that they slightly overall. If not properly kerned, these two characters would look too far apart, such as A|V. Compare to tracking, which refers to the spacing between multiple...

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key color

This is the color in a scene or piece of art which cannot change (as in an outdoor scene where there may be predominantly green grass). It is the biggest amount of color in the scene or what you are trying to concentrate your public’s attention on in the picture. Using a color wheel, the key color determines the rest of the colors in your color...

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