ASCENDERS The part of lowercase letters that project above the main
body waistline, such ash, d, and f.
ASPECT RATIO The proportion of the media format that governs the size
of the original artwork.
ASSEMBLE EDITING Putting scenes in chronological or progressive
ASYMMETRICAL An informal balance of objects or sections of equal
mass and weight on each side of a center line.
ATTITUDE A position or action of the body or part of the body that
approximates an emotion, character, or personality.
ATTRIBUTES OF MEDIA Specific characteristics of a chosen medium.
AUDIO Sound that is heard.
AUDIO-TUTORIAL Also called AT. Instructions given to a student that
uses primarily sound.
AUDITABLE PICTURE ADVANCE SIGNALAn auditable signal that
indicates the moment to change the image to another.
AUTO-TRACE A software option that allows the tracing of one image into
another file option.
AUXILIARY VIEW A drawing showing the true shape of objects that
have features not parallel to the three principal planes of projection.
AXONOMETRIC PROJECTION A drawing that shows the inclined
position of an object in an isometric, dimetric, or trimetric format.
BACKGROUND ART Design, texture, pattern, or other form of artwork
used to create a background effect for type and illustration.
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