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Adobe Illustrator

Subjects : it-skills, multimedia
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1. An anchor point where a path changes direction direction in an angle rather than smoothly.

2. 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

3. 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)

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

5. Zoom out to view the whole art board.

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

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

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

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

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

11. Layer in which one or more sublayers are stored

12. 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.

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

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

15. 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

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

17. fills overlapping SELECTED shapes and line segments

18. 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.

19. Hold option to draw from the center.

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

21. ______________ 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.

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

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

24. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

33. 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

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

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

36. Opacity and blending mode

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

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

39. 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.

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

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

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

43. ______________ polygon sides - star points - arc angle - spiral winds - or flare rays (W/M) - Start dragging - then press the Up Arrow or Down Arrow

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

45. 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.

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

47. __________ 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

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

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

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.