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Adobe Illustrator

Subjects : it-skills, multimedia
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A separate - external file connected to the Illustrator file by an electronic link.

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

3. Letter 'z'. magnifying glass - click and drag around the zoom area - hold option + click and zoom out.

4. 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.

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

6. Scatter an object - such as a leaf - along a path; you can adjust the size - spacing - scatter and rotation options to change the appearance of the brush.

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

8. Cannot be used as symbols.

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

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

11. Will allow you to change all of the colors in your selected art in a variety of ways.

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

13. ______________ 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.

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

15. 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

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

17. Hold shift to select multiple objects.

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

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

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

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

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

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

24. Toggles the Type tool

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

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

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

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

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

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

32. ____________ winds from a spiral while increasing the length of the spiral (W/M) - Start dragging - then Alt-drag/Start dragging then Option-drag

33. __________ 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

34. __________________ 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/

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

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

37. Letter '/' (questions mark key) - a box with red slash

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

39. 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.

40. Letter 'x' - two arrows

41. Zoom out to view the whole art board.

42. Increase the skew value for _________ in a rectangular grid or concentric dividers in a polar grid by 10% (W/M) - Start dragging - then press C

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

44. Change the _______ of a spiral (W/M) - Start dragging then Ctrl-drag/Start dragging then Command-drag

45. white arrow that will select individual objects in a group or anchor points

46. The line that forms the shape of an object

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

48. 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.

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

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