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Adobe Illustrator

Subjects : it-skills, multimedia
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1. Switch between __________ (W/M) - Start dragging - then hold down C

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

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

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

5. 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.

6. 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

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

8. Letter 'x' - two arrows

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

10. 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

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

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

13. __________ 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

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

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

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

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

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

19. 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

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

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

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

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

24. 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

25. ______________ 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

33. Toggles the Type tool

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

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

36. 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.

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

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

39. 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

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

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

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

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

44. 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)

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

46. Cannot be used as symbols.

47. 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.

48. Hold shift to select multiple objects.

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

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