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Adobe Illustrator

Subjects : it-skills, multimedia
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1. 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.

2. Layer in which one or more sublayers are stored

3. Hold shift to draw ___________.

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

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

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

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

8. An anchor point that connects path segments in a smooth curve.

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

10. Stroke type - brush - color transparency and effects

11. Toggles the Type tool

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

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

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

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

16. A group of relaxed command and options.

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

18. To force an object to take a certain form

19. Zoom out to view the whole art board.

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

21. These tools allow you to cut and merge selected shapes.

22. Five ________: Art - Calligraphic - Pattern - Bristle and Scatter.

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

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

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

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

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

28. Hold option to draw from the center.

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

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

31. Hold shift to select multiple objects.

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

33. Switch through drawing modes (W/M)

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

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

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

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

38. 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

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

40. printable portion of the work area - where illustrations can be finalized.

41. __________ 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

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

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

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

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

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

47. Letter 'd' - black 1pt stroke - white fill.

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

49. Switch between __________ (W/M) - Start dragging - then hold down C

50. 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.