Refers to a method of specifying and printing colors in which each color is printed with its own ink. In contrast, process color printing uses four inks (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) to produce all other colors. Spot color printing is effective when the printed matter contains only one to three different colors, but it becomes prohibitively expensive for more colors.
Most desktop publishing and graphics applications allow you to specify spot colors for text and other elements. There are a number of color specification systems for specifying spot colors, but Pantone is the most widely used.
- spot cooling
A type of computer system cooling where individual system components have their own cooling systems in place.
A spreadsheet is a table of values arranged in rows and columns. Each value can have a predefined relationship to the other values. If you change one value, therefore, you may need to change other values as well. Spreadsheet Applications Spreadsheet applications (sometimes referred to simply as spreadsheets) are computer programs that let you create […]
A graphic image that can move within a larger graphic. Animation software that supports sprites enables the designer to develop independent animated images that can then be combined in a larger animation. Typically, each sprite has a set of rules that define how it moves and how it behaves if it bumps into another sprite […]
(n.) Any software that covertly gathers user information through the user’s Internet connection without his or her knowledge, usually for advertising purposes. Spyware applications are typically bundled as a hidden component of freeware or shareware programs that can be downloaded from the Internet; however, it should be noted that the majority of shareware and freeware […]
- squash and stretch
In 3D animation, squash and stretch is a technique that is applied to an animated or in-motion characters to give them a more exaggerated movement. Traditional cartoon animation contains a large amount of squash and stretch — think of older cartoons where a cartoon character being hit on the head with a hammer would go […]