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We understand that sometimes as design client or newbie, you might not be familiar with some of the design lingo and get confused with the technical terms, digital graphics artists use. Need a cheat sheet?
Creative Market share 15 common design terms you need to know in this infographic.

Here’s a summary of what they’ll teach you about:

Font vs Typeface
Lettering vs Calligraphy
Leading vs Tracking vs Kerning
Vector vs Raster
Dodge vs Burn
Opacity vs Translucency
Opacity vs Fill

Check out the infographic for more detail.

Guide: 15 Common Design Terms You Need To Know


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This article was originally published in 13 August 2018. It was most recently updated in November 25, 2022 by

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