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Adobe Illustrator

Subjects : it-skills, multimedia
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1. Letter 'v' - black arrow - will select the whole or grouped objects

2. Switch through drawing modes (W/M)

3. Two types of ________.

4. 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.

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

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

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

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

9. Layer in which one or more sublayers are stored

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17. ______________ 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.

18. Zoom out to view the whole art board.

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

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

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

22. Appearance panel contains the _______________ (fill type - color - transparency and effects)

23. 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.

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

25. To force an object to take a certain form

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

27. 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.

28. A point on a path that indicates a change of direction.

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

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

31. Letter 'x' - two arrows

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

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

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

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

36. Hold option to draw from the center.

37. __________ the skew value for vertical dividers in a rectangular grid or concentric dividers in a polar grid by 10% (W/M) - Start dragging - then press X

38. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

44. 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

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

46. 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

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

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

49. Hold shift to draw ___________.

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