halftone art

   Printed imagery in which shades of gray are represented by a minute pattern of dots of variable size.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • halftone — [haf′tōn΄] n. 1. Art a tone or shading between light and dark 2. Music SEMITONE 3. Photoengraving a) a technique of representing shadings by dots produced by photographing the object from behind a fine screen b) a photoengraving so made …   English World dictionary

  • Halftone — For the music interval, see semitone. Left: Halftone dots. Right: How the human eye would see this sort of arrangement from a sufficient distance. Halftone is the reprographic technique that simulates continuous tone imagery through the use of… …   Wikipedia

  • halftone process — In printing, a technique of breaking up an image into a series of dots to permit reproduction of the full tone range of a photograph or artwork. It is traditionally done by placing a glass screen printed with a tight grid of lines over the plate… …   Universalium

  • Art — This article is about the general concept of Art. For the categories of different artistic disciplines, see The arts. For the arts that are visual in nature, see Visual arts. For people named Art, see Arthur (disambiguation). For other uses, see… …   Wikipedia

  • halftone — n. middle tone, shade or value between dark and light (Art); technique in which shadows are reproduced as tiny closely spaced dots (Printing); print made using this technique …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Line art — Printmaking art techniques such as engraving, etching, woodcut and lithography are covered more fully in their respective articles. Line art is any image that consists of distinct straight and curved lines placed against a (usually plain)… …   Wikipedia

  • line art — graphic material that consists of lines or areas of pure black and pure white and requires no screening for reproduction. Cf. halftone (def. 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • line art — graphic material that consists of lines or areas of pure black and pure white and requires no screening for reproduction. Cf. halftone (def. 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pigment printing —    A photographic printing method, in which a halftone picture results from pigments embedded in gelatin. The primary material is a paper called pigment paper , a paper coated with a mixture of gelatin and pigment. The paper is made light… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • computers — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Electronic data processors Nouns 1. computer, analog or digital computer, CISC or RISC computer, workstation, supercomputer, mainframe, minicomputer, microcomputer, personal computer, PC, Macintosh, IBM… …   English dictionary for students

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