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Adobe Illustrator

Subjects : it-skills, multimedia
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1. 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)

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

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

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

5. 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.

6. Stroke type - brush - color transparency and effects

7. Hold option to draw from the center.

8. Zoom out to view the whole art board.

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

10. Opacity and blending mode

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

12. To slant or skew an object from its original orientation.

13. ______________ 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.

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

15. Toggles the Type tool

16. A single level in the stacking order that can hold any number of object.

17. Hold shift to select multiple objects.

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

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

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

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

22. 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.

23. 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

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

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. Letter 'x' - two arrows

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

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

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

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

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

33. __________________ 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/

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

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

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

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

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

39. The line that forms the shape of an object

40. Switch through drawing modes (W/M)

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

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

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

44. Layer in which one or more sublayers are stored

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

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

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

48. 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

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

50. 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