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Adobe Illustrator

Subjects : it-skills, multimedia
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. To slant or skew an object from its original orientation.

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

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

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

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

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

7. Hold shift to draw ___________.

8. 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.

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

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

11. Opacity and blending mode

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

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

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

15. To force an object to take a certain form

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

17. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. __________ 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

26. 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

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

28. 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

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

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

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

32. The line that forms the shape of an object

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

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

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

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

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

38. 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.

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

40. 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

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

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

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

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

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

46. fills overlapping SELECTED shapes and line segments

47. 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.

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

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

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