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cast shadow

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Computing.

This is similar to a drop shadow. However, the graphic artist uses techniques which enhance the perspective of the graphic image associated with the shadow.

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Cocker, Edward

Ruth Wallis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Graphic Design and Typography; Pure Mathematics. 981 words.

Cocker, Edward (1631/2–1676), calligrapher and arithmetician, is sometimes said to have come from Northamptonshire but this is unsubstantiated. Nothing is known of his parentage and early...

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Dallas, Elmslie William

James Dallas.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 386 words.

Dallas, Elmslie William (1809–1879), painter and mathematician, the second son of William Dallas and his wife, Sarah Day, and a descendant of Alexander Dallas of Cantray, Inverness-shire...

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Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge [pseud. Lewis Carroll]

Morton N. Cohen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Mathematics; Literature. 5765 words.

Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge [pseud. Lewis Carroll] (1832–1898), author, mathematician, and photographer, was born at Daresbury parsonage, Cheshire, on 27 January 1832, the eldest son and...

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halftone

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Art.

A method of creating tone in printing images, especially those to be reproduced in newspapers and magazines. The image is photographed through a cross-line screen which produces a negative...

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IBM

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Industrial and Commercial Art.

International Business Machines Corporation. IBM was incorporated in 1911, in the USA, as the Computing Tabulating Recording Company as a result of the merger of three companies, one of...

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Nicholson, Peter

Treve Rosoman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Architecture; Art Education. 2586 words.

Nicholson, Peter (1765–1844), architectural writer and mathematician, was born at Prestonkirk, Haddingtonshire, close to Edinburgh, on 20 July 1765, the third of nine children. His parents...

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posterization

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Photography and Photographs.

The redefining of an image so that the number of gray levels or colors is reduced. This enhances the boundaries between different parts of the image.

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