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Banner: The title of a periodical,
which appears on the cover of the magazine and on
the first page of the newsletter. It contains the
name of the publication and serial information, date,
Baseline: Iin typography, the imaginary
horizontal line upon which the main body of the letters
sits. Rounded letters actually dip slightly below
the baseline to give optical balance.
Bezier Line: A line drawn one segment
at a time by adding nodes with the Bezier tool.
A path defined by the position of the four control
points that are located at the ends of the tangents
of the vertices. The length and angle of the tangents
describe how a path deviates from linear between its
Bit-mapped (mode): The Paint graphics mode
describes an image made of pixels where the pixel
is either on (black) or off (white).
Black (font): Afont that has more
weight than the bold version of a typeface.
Bleed: An element that extends to
the edge of the page. To print a bleed, the publication
is printed on oversized paper which is trimmed.
Blend: An effect created by blending
one object with another through a progression of shapes
Bit Depth: The number of binary bits
that define the shade or color of each pixel in a
bitmapped image. For example, a pixel in a black-and-white
image has a depth of 1 bit, because it can only be
black or white. The number of color values that a
given bit depth can produce is equal to 2 to the power
of the bit depth
Bevels: Another way in which you
can give an object a three-dimensional appearance
is by applying a beveled edge to an extrusion. A bevel
creates the illusion that an object's extruded edges
are cut on an angle. You can specify the angle and
depth values of the bevel to control the effect.
Bitmapped Image: An image composed
of grids of pixels or dots.
Block quote: Along quotation -- four
or more lines -- within body text, that is set apart
in order to clearly distinguish the author's words
from the words that the author is quoting.
BMP: The Windows bitmap file format
(.bmp files) was developed as a standard for representing
graphic images as bitmapped images. Bitmapped images,
also called raster or paint images, are made of individual
dots, called pixels (picture elements), that are arranged
and colored to form a pattern. Increasing the size
of a bitmapped image has the effect of increasing
individual pixels, making lines and shapes appear
Body type: Roman -- normal, plain,
or book -- type used for long passages of text, such
a stories in a newsletter, magazine, or chapters in
a book. Generally sized from 9 point to 14 point
Byline: In newsletter/magazine layout,
a credit line for the author of an article.