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Adobe Illustrator

Subjects : it-skills, multimedia
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. A special effect applied to a digital image. Many filters mimic the effect of special camera lenses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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.

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

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

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

12. 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.

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

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

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

16. Line extending from anchor point that shows the direction of a curve

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

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

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

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

21. Opacity and blending mode

22. ______________ 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.

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

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

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

26. Toggles the Type tool

27. 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)

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

29. 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

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

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

32. A group of relaxed command and options.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

40. The line that forms the shape of an object

41. 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

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

43. 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.

44. 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

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

46. Letter 'x' - two arrows

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

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

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

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