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Adobe Illustrator

Subjects : it-skills, multimedia
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Characteristics of the outline of an object - such as its weight - color - style - etc.

2. object that is dimmed and unavailable for modification but can be used as a guide for creating objects.

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

4. Switch through drawing modes (W/M)

5. Two types of ________.

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

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

8. Hold shift to draw ___________.

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

10. Zoom out to view the whole art board.

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

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

13. 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.

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

15. 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.

16. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

23. Opacity and blending mode

24. 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.

25. Paint a pattern made up of separate sections - or tiles - for the sides - ends and corners of the path; the brush applies different tiles from the pattern to different sections of the path - depending on where the section falls on the path.

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

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

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

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

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

31. ______________ 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.

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

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

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

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

36. Increase size of Blob Brush (W/M)

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

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

39. To ___________ Select the paths - then press Ctrl+J/Select the paths - then press Command+J

40. 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

41. fills overlapping SELECTED shapes and line segments

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

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

44. Layer in which one or more sublayers are stored

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

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

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

48. Letter 'x' - two arrows

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

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