The amount of specialist terms that get thrown around the design world is crazy, it's impossible to keep up with every single one, especially if you're new to the scene.Here's a small list of the 36 most commonly used terms that you might not necessarily know, but will need to at some point. If you can think of any more terms that should be added to the list, let us know.1. AlignmentThis dictates how images, texts, and shapes are arranged and positioned.2. BleedThe part of the page that gets trimmed off once the image is printed.3. Camera-ReadyMeans that a document is ready to be sent to the printers.4. CMYKCyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key (black). These are the colours most commonly used for printing.5. Crop MarksGuides used as each piece is cut to its final size.6. Die CutMetal ruler that can cut shapes on different kind of materials.7. DPIDots per inch, an acronym used to measure resolution.8. ExportAllows you to open the file in programs other than the one you're designing in.9. FontDictates the size and style of displayable text characters under a typeface.10. GIFGraphics Interchange Format. Used for images, it can either be static or animated.11. GridsHorizontal and vertical lines that intersect and allow a designer to structure content.12. GutterThe blank space between two pages facing each other.13. JPEGShort for Joint Photographic Experts Group. A common format for images.14. KerningThe spacing between characters to make the pairing of every two letters more balanced.15. LayersDivisions to separate tiers of information, shapes, and images from each other.16. LeadingThe vertical space that sets each line of type apart.17. Logo DesignThe process of creating a visual identity that represents a company, brand or individual.18. MeasureUsed to define the width of a text block. Helps optimize for readability.19. Negative SpaceThe amount of space around the shapes and words used in a design piece.20. OrphanA group of words or a short line towards the end or at the beginning of a paragraph.21. Pantone SystemA colour matching system used in the printing industry, developed by Pantone.22. PDF Portable Document Format, a popular format used for printing and reading.23. PicaA unit of measurement used in typesetting. One pica is 1/16th of an inch. 24. PixelThe smallest element on a single raster image. Thousands form an object.25. PNGPortable Network Graphics, great for web design. Supports transparency.26. PPIPixels Per Inch, a measure of resolution. The more PPI, the more detailed the images.27. ProofA copy or preview of what your design will look like.28. PSDA format used for files that come directly from Adobe Photoshop.29. Raster FilesThey are made up of thousands of pixels that dictate each image's form and colour. 30. RGBRed, green, and blue. A colour mode often used to display vibrant images on screen.31. Sans SerifTypeface style where letters don't have small lines (serifs) at the ends of each character.32. SlugA space added to a document to display data that wont be part of the final product.33. TrackingLike kerning, but applies an even amount of space between characters.34. TypefaceThe entire design set for a group of fonts. Also called a font family.35. TypographyAllows the designer to arrange the type used on any composition.36. Vector ImagesThe use of geometrical points or lines to create vector graphics.HT Creative Market for coming up with the original list.