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Adobe Illustrator

Subjects : it-skills, multimedia
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Letter 'z'. magnifying glass - click and drag around the zoom area - hold option + click and zoom out.

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

3. A graduated blend between two or more colors or between tints of the same color.

4. The line that forms the shape of an object

5. A mathematically generated curve that has two endpoints and control points to specify curve direction

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

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

8. Zoom out to view the whole art board.

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

10. Hold option to draw from the center.

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

12. 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.

13. Toggles the Type tool

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

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

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

17. Will show you variations on a selected color including tints - shades - and pallets based upon that color.

18. 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)

19. vector paths that have two ends; the beginning and end points are not the same

20. Switch through drawing modes (W/M)

21. Characteristics of the outline of an object - such as its weight - color - style - etc.

22. Letter 'x' - two arrows

23. Appearance panel contains the _______________ (fill type - color - transparency and effects)

24. 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.

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

26. Get you out of the Type tool and selects the Selection tool

27. You ____________ by selecting a layer name in the Layers panel and dragging the layer to its new location. The order of layers in the Layers panel controls the document's layer order - topmost in the panel is the frontmost in the artwork.

28. Draw from the center of a shape (except for polygons - stars - and flares) (W/M)

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

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

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

32. Layer in which one or more sublayers are stored

33. 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

34. Opacity and blending mode

35. A saved set of panel arrangements and tool setting.

36. 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

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

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

39. ______________ 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.

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

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

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

43. 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.

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

45. To force an object to take a certain form

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

47. Two types of ________.

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

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

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