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Adobe Illustrator

Subjects : it-skills, multimedia
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1. vector paths that are continuious and have no ends - the beginning and end points are the same.

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

3. ______________ 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.

4. Two types of ________.

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

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

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

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

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

10. 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

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

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

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. Switch through drawing modes (W/M)

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

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

17. Letter 'x' - two arrows

18. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

24. 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.

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

26. __________________ 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/

27. 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.

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

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

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

31. Hold option to draw from the center.

32. 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.

33. 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

34. Hold shift to draw ___________.

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

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

37. 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

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

39. 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.

40. Toggles the Type tool

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

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

43. 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.

44. 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

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

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

47. To force an object to take a certain form

48. 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.

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

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