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Adobe Illustrator

Subjects : it-skills, multimedia
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. 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.

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

3. Hold shift to draw ___________.

4. fills overlapping SELECTED shapes and line segments

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

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

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

8. Opacity and blending mode

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

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

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

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

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

14. __________________ 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/

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

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

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

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

19. Two types of ________.

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

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

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

23. 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)

24. 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.

25. 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

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

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

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

29. 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

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

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

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

33. Zoom out to view the whole art board.

34. Hold option to draw from the center.

35. To force an object to take a certain form

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

37. 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.

38. 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.

39. Switch through drawing modes (W/M)

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

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

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

43. vector paths that are continuious and have no ends - the beginning and end points are the same.

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

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

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

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

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

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

50. 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.