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Adobe Illustrator

Subjects : it-skills, multimedia
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1. Letter 'z'. magnifying glass - click and drag around the zoom area - hold option + click and zoom out.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. fills overlapping SELECTED shapes and line segments

9. 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

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

11. A group of relaxed command and options.

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

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

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

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

16. Letter 'x' - two arrows

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

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

19. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27. black arrow that will select the whole or grouped objects.

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

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

30. Constrain Blob Brush path horizontally or vertically (W/M)

31. Toggles the Type tool

32. Opacity and blending mode

33. Layer in which one or more sublayers are stored

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

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

36. Will allow you to change all of the colors in your selected art in a variety of ways.

37. To force an object to take a certain form

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

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

40. 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.

41. 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.

42. 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.

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

44. Cannot be used as symbols.

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

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

47. __________________ 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/

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

49. 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

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