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Adobe Illustrator

Subjects : it-skills, multimedia
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1. Allow you to create brush strokes with the appearance of a natural brush with bristles.

2. Cannot be used as symbols.

3. Uses the z-axis to rotate 2D artwork in 3D space and change the artwork's perspective.

4. Keep the sides of a star ________ (W/M) - Alt-drag/Option-drag

5. fills overlapping SELECTED shapes and line segments

6. vector paths that are continuious and have no ends - the beginning and end points are the same.

7. A point on a path that indicates a change of direction.

8. Zoom out to view the whole art board.

9. Uses the z-axis to give a 2D object depth by extruding the object. For example - a circle becomes a cylinder.

10. Paint a pattern made up of separate sections - or tiles - for the sides - ends and corners of the path; the brush applies different tiles from the pattern to different sections of the path - depending on where the section falls on the path.

11. Keep the inner radius of a star ________ (W/M) - Start dragging - then hold down Ctrl/Start dragging - then hold down Command

12. The two main benefits of ______________are cross-platform compatibility (they work the same on Windows and Mac OS) and support of widely expanded character sets and layout features - which provide richer linguistic support and advanced typographic co

13. To ___________ Select the paths - then press Ctrl+J/Select the paths - then press Command+J

14. Letter 'a' - white arrow - will select individual objects in a group - or anchor points.

15. A special effect applied to a digital image. Many filters mimic the effect of special camera lenses.

16. Provides access to a large bank of color pallets built by an international design community.

17. Hold option to draw from the center.

18. Defined by an elliptical shape whose center follows the path; they create strokes that resemble hand-drawn lines made with a flat - angled calligraphic pen tip.

19. A layer within a layer that can have its own name and its own settings

20. Layer in which one or more sublayers are stored

21. Letter 'x' - two arrows

22. Hold shift to select multiple objects.

23. This creates a single line of text. If you re-size this type it will re-size the text.

24. Amount of light that can pass through an object. a transparent object allows objects below to appear.

25. The area surrounding the art board on the computer screen - depending on the magnification or view - it may or may not be visible.

26. Constrain Blob Brush path horizontally or vertically (W/M)

27. A single level in the stacking order that can hold any number of object.

28. Measurement system used in grapic programs; there are six of these in an inch.

29. A mask can be a ______________. You can use type as a mask. You can import opacity masks with placed Photoshop files. You can also create layer clipping masks with any shape that is the topmost object of a group or layer.

30. object that is dimmed and unavailable for modification but can be used as a guide for creating objects.

31. Three types of _______: Extrude & Bevel - Revolve - Rotate

32. An anchor point where a path changes direction direction in an angle rather than smoothly.

33. Rectangle drawn around an object with a tool to select an area.

34. Because the __________ is part of the Illustrator file - no link can be broken.

35. A location in the application window where a panel or panels are secured so they do not float.

36. To slant or skew an object from its original orientation.

37. Stroke type - brush - color transparency and effects

38. __________________ horizontal lines from a rectangular grid or concentric lines from a polar grid (W/M) - Start dragging - then press the Up Arrow or Down Arrow/

39. A temporary frame around a selected object that shows the object's outer dimensions.

40. The bottom box in the color icons (bottom of the tool bar) and what you call the outline "color" of a shape

41. in the option bar for a selected live paint group

42. Decrease the _______ for horizontal dividers in a rectangular grid or radial dividers in a polar grid by 10% (W/M) - Start dragging - then press F

43. Uses the y-axis to revolve an object around an axis. For example - an arc becomes a circle.

44. To create _________ by placing the object to be used as a mask on top of the object to be masked. Then you select the mask and the objects to be masked - and choose Make Opacity Mask from the Transparency panel menu.

45. black arrow that will select the whole or grouped objects.

46. A graduated blend of colors used as a fill; can be linear (flat) or radial (round)

47. Two ways to bring symbols from _____________ : Copy and paste the symbol(s) from Illustrator to Flash - choose File > Import > Import to Stage - or choose File > Import > Import to Library.

48. Characteristics of the inner area of an object - such as the color - pattern style - etc. - inside an object.

49. ______________ a Live Trace object in one step (W/M) - Alt-click Live Trace in the Control panel - or hold down Alt and select a tracing preset./Option-click Live Trace in the Control panel - or hold down Option and select a tracing preset.

50. Add or remove _______________ from a rectangular grid or radial lines from a polar grid (W/M) - Start dragging - then press the Right Arrow or Left Arrow