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Adobe Illustrator

Subjects : it-skills, multimedia
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1. Will allow you to change all of the colors in your selected art in a variety of ways.

2. Nonprinting lines that can be used to create boundaries or guidelines in a drawing

3. 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

4. Will turn the top shape into a picture frame for all selected art below it.

5. 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.

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

7. Moves the view of the art board when zoomed in- you can toggle it with the space-bar

8. solidity of an object's color; the opposite of transparency.

9. Constrain a shape's proportions or orientation to: equal height and width for rectangles - rounded rectangles - ellipses - and grids; Increments of 45 for line and arc segments; Original orientation for polygons - stars - and flares (W/M)

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

11. Letter 'x' - two arrows

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

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

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

15. Letter 'c' - it will cut line segments

16. Cannot be used as symbols.

17. Decrease size of Blob Brush (W/M)

18. ______________ polygon sides - star points - arc angle - spiral winds - or flare rays (W/M) - Start dragging - then press the Up Arrow or Down Arrow

19. Hold option to draw from the center.

20. place a file or object in a file so that it becomes part of the file.

21. Measurement system used in graphic design; 1/72nd of an inch.

22. ______ an arc - keeping the reference point constant (W/M) - Start dragging - then hold down F

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

24. Allow you to create brush strokes with the appearance of a natural brush with bristles.

25. 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.

26. Hold shift to select multiple objects.

27. A separate - external file connected to the Illustrator file by an electronic link.

28. 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.

29. fills overlapping SELECTED shapes and line segments

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

31. Six basic ___________ are: Rectangle - Rounded Rectangle - Ellipse - Polygon - Star - and Flare.

32. stretch artwork evenly along a path and include strokes that resemble graphic media - such as the Charcoal-Feather brush used to create the tree and objects such as the Arrow brush.

33. The point on which an object rotates or transform . The point of orgin may be within the object or outside it.

34. __________ the skew value for horizontal dividers in a rectangular grid or radial dividers in a polar grid by 10% (W/M) - Start dragging - then press V

35. A group of relaxed command and options.

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

37. __________ the skew value for vertical dividers in a rectangular grid or concentric dividers in a polar grid by 10% (W/M) - Start dragging - then press X

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

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

40. Letter 'v' - black arrow - will select the whole or grouped objects

41. This creates a text box where the text will wrap at the end of the line to the next. Also when you re-size the box - the text remains the same size.

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

43. Resizing an object horizontally - vertically - or proportionally in both directions to a percentage of its origanal size.

44. Hold shift to draw ___________.

45. 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.

46. 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.

47. Two types of ________.

48. Using the S_______________ - you can visually and intuitively merge - delete - fill and edit overlapping shapes and paths directly in the artwork.

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

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