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Chapter 1. Tool and Palette Primer > Ben's Techno-Babble Decoder Ring

Ben's Techno-Babble Decoder Ring

Anti-aliased— Smoothing the edge of an otherwise hard-edged object by adding partially transparent pixels. These pixels help to blend the edge of the object into the surrounding image, making it harder to see the edge of the pixels.

Posterization— The process of breaking up a smooth transition into visible steps of solid color. Often called stair-stepping, or banding, when referring to a gradient.


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