BINDER An adhesive, coagulate, reducer, or extender added to pigments
to maintain consistency, to promote adhesion, and to facilitate application.
BISECT To divide into two equal parts.
BIT The smallest unit of electronic information a computer can handle.
BIT MAP Also called PIXEL MAP. A matrix of dots or pixels.
BLACK ART Also called BASE ART. Art used in making process plates
for illustrations of two or more colors.
BLACK-AND-WHITE (1 ) Line art executed in a black-and-white medium
only; (2) Continuous-tone art executed in black, white, and intermediate
BLACK PATCH A black masking patch pasted into the exact size and
location on artwork where a photograph is to appear on the reproduction
BLEED The borders on the artwork and printing plate that extend beyond
the final trimmed edge of the sheet.
BLENDING Mixing or incorporating one color or tone with another.
BLOCKING IN Indicating the broad outline of an object or shapes in a
picture using preliminary lines.
BLOCK OUT Elimimting an unwanted section of a picture.
BLOWUP An enlargement.
BLUEPRINT A direct, positive print made on chemically treated paper
from a translucent or transparent drawing.
BOARD Any heavy material used for mounting art or making displays.
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