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Adobe Illustrator

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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. The line that forms the shape of an object

4. Menu button You can access symbols from saved documents either by clicking the _____________ at the bottom of the Symbols panel and choosing Other Library from the menu that appears; by choosing Other Library from the Symbols panel menu; or by choosi

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

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

7. Toggles the Type tool

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

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

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

11. fills overlapping SELECTED shapes and line segments

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

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

14. __________ 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

22. Hold shift to draw ___________.

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

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

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

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

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

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

29. 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.

30. Move a shape while drawing it (W/M)

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

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

33. Stroke type - brush - color transparency and effects

34. To ______________ Select the paths - then press Shift+Ctrl+Alt+j/Select the anchor point - then press Shift+Command+Option+j

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

44. A group of relaxed command and options.

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

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

47. 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.

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

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

50. 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

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