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Adobe Illustrator

Subjects : it-skills, multimedia
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1. Change the _______ of a spiral (W/M) - Start dragging then Ctrl-drag/Start dragging then Command-drag

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

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

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

5. 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.

6. A group of relaxed command and options.

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

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

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

10. Cannot be used as symbols.

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

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

13. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21. Switch through drawing modes (W/M)

22. __________________ 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/

23. 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

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

25. 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.

26. 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.

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

28. 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.

29. fills overlapping SELECTED shapes and line segments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. __________ 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

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

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

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

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

50. 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.