Most amateur designers don’t know the difference between a font and a typeface. They use the two terms interchangeably. A font is the variation of weights (bold, italic, thin) of a typeface. A typeface is a family of fonts, like Arial, Helvetica, Bebas, etc.
Another example is the usage of the terms ‘color’ and ‘hue’. Color is an all-encompassing word referring to a hue, shade, tint and tone. Whereas, hue is the purest form of color – one without tint (addition of white) or shade (addition of black).
Zillion Designs has created a brilliant infographic that explains the differences between 14 commonly used design terms that most novice designers get wrong. Check it out below.
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