Definition of Terms
Points and lines
Knowing the professional terminology used in a selected field is imperative
for any degree of success. Illustrator Draftsman is no different. Without a
solid knowledge of the definition of terms used in this field, you will be lost.
Make sure you understand this chapter before you skip ahead to other
chapters in this training manual.
This basic discussion on points and lines is to make sure you understand their
definition and representation. If you do not understand how to succinctly
draw a point or line, a viewer will not know how to interpret them.
POINT: A point is a location in space. It has no height, width, or depth.
Represent a point of intersection on lines with short crossbars or between two
lines with short cross hairs. Do not represent a point with a mere dot on
Figure 2-1 shows how to represent points on paper.
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