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GraphicArtsFallFinal15



True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

You can use an object to create a guide.
 

 2. 

You can drag and drop swatches onto unselected objects to change their fill or their stroke color.
 

 3. 

Guides are created only by dragging them from the rulers.
 

 4. 

Once a word has been tracked, you can no longer apply kerning.
 

 5. 

When you click the Show All command, all the hidden objects are selected when they are revealed.
 

 6. 

A blend is a graduated transition between two or more colors used to fill an object or multiple objects.
 

 7. 

Most text-based applications now offer the ability to generate text vertically.
 

 8. 

Text cannot be positioned anywhere off the artboard.
 

 9. 

The Stroke panel is where you move sliders to mix new colors for fills, strokes, and gradients.
 

 10. 

When two paths are joined at a corner point, manipulating one path will affect the other.
 

 11. 

To draw a curved path, click and drag the Pen tool when creating anchor points.
 

 12. 

In Illustrator, you are not able to create an object behind a selected object.
 

 13. 

If you apply an 8 pt. stroke to an object, the stroke is always rendered with 4pts. inside and 4pts. outside the object.
 

 14. 

Generally, you will find the default miter limit satisfactory but remain conscious of it when you draw objects with acute angles.
 

 15. 

Assembling an illustration with multiple objects will test your fluency with the stacking order commands.
 

 16. 

Choose Butt Caps for squared ends of a stroked path.
 

 17. 

You can create a maximum of four different sizes of dashes separated by four different sizes of gaps.
 

 18. 

The best way to understand the concept of the Hand tool is to think of it as your own hand.
 

 19. 

The Place command is available on the Edit menu.
 

 20. 

Caps are applied to the ends of open paths.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

In a radial gradient, the starting color appears where?
a.
at the center of the gradient
b.
at the outside edge of the gradient
c.
halfway between the center and the edge of the gradient
d.
it depends on how the Gradient tool is applied
 
 
Case Based Critical Thinking

Mark is a well-known illustrator and artist who started his own design firm two years ago. Because Mark’s business is more about illustration than anything else, he is constantly challenging his staff to hone their skills in Adobe Illustrator. He finds that, though many have “played around” with the software, most of his designers are Photoshop gurus who don’t fully appreciate the abilities and the concepts associated with Illustrator.
 

 2. 

Mark’s team is working on a complex layout for a children’s book that will utilize the same few Illustrator graphics at various sizes and rotations. Many of them will be positioned as mirror images, and all of them will be positioned precisely, based on a complex grid. Mark knows that this project will challenge his team’s abilities working with ____.
a.
shape tools
b.
drawing tools
c.
transform tools
d.
selection tools
 

 3. 

The Live Paint Bucket tool paints ____.
a.
regions and edges
b.
edges and points
c.
points and guides
d.
regions and points
 

 4. 

If you click the Direct Selection tool on a path of an object, the anchor points ____.
a.
disappear
b.
appear hollow
c.
are all selected
d.
become line segments
 

 5. 

Using ____, you can select multiple anchor points or multiple paths.
a.
[Esc]
b.
[Alt]
c.
[Tab]
d.
[Shift]
 
 
Case Based Critical Thinking

Mark finds that many of his designers are mostly Photoshop gurus and aren’t fully up to speed with using the Pen tool to draw objects in Illustrator, and because of this, much of their line work and choices for stroking effects are unsatisfactory. He also finds that they are unaware of the basic concepts behind the Live Paint feature and how they relate to standard Illustrator working methods.
 

 6. 

One of the junior designers has become confused about the Miter Limit option in the Stroke panel. Mark uses a star as an example, then uses the Miter Limit option to reduce the points to bevels. The junior designer says he’s still confused about the term “miter.” Mark explains that, in Illustrator, miter issues only occur with ____.
a.
unstroked paths
b.
stroked paths
c.
anchor points
d.
beveled edges
 

 7. 

To explain the concept of the Live Paint feature to his team, Mark knows he must reinforce the basic rules of painting objects in Illustrator. He creates two circles in Illustrator with no fill and no stroke, then positions them so that one is overlapping half of the other. He refers to this as “the artwork.” He then tells his team that - without using Live Paint - the total number of different fills and stroke colors that could be applied to “the artwork” is:
a.
1 fill color and 1 stroke color
b.
2 different fill colors and two different stroke colors
c.
three different fill colors and two different stroke colors
d.
three different fill colors and four different stroke colors
 

 8. 

Mark finds that his designers don’t know any of the terms used to describe different components of a path. He tells his designers to compare a path drawn with the Pen tool to a road through the woods. With that analogy, a smooth point would occur at these places in the road:
a.
curves
b.
hills
c.
corners
d.
steps
 

 9. 

The Average and Join commands are under which menu?
a.
Edit
b.
Select
c.
View
d.
Object
 

 10. 

Pressing and holding [Shift] when drawing with the Rectangle tool creates what?
a.
A perfect rectangle
b.
A square
c.
A diamond shape
d.
A duplicate rectangle
 

 11. 

Pressing [Spacebar] changes the cursor to which tool?
a.
Zoom tool
b.
Hand tool
c.
Selection tool
d.
Move tool
 

 12. 

Computer graphics that are created using lines and fills defined by mathematical equations are called what?
a.
vector graphics
b.
bitmap graphics
c.
resolution dependent
d.
polygon graphics
 
 
Case Based Critical Thinking

Mark’s design team has taken on a number of projects that involve display text and gradients. Mark considers typography to be a fine art, and he thinks that gradients are often a very effective component of good Illustrator design, so he is excited to take this opportunity to put his team through typography and gradient boot camp.
 

 13. 

One of Mark’s designers is having difficulty with tracking and kerning - specifically, when to use tracking and when to use kerning. Mark asks four other designers to provide an analogy for tracking and kerning. He is pleased with all four analogies, but he says that the best of the four analogies is that tracking is to kerning as ____.
a.
group is to individual
b.
hugging is to pinching
c.
book ends are to books
d.
brushing is to flossing
 

 14. 

When you remove an anchor point from a closed path by using the Cut command, which of the following choices best describes what happens?
a.
the anchor point is pasted to the artboard
b.
the paths attached to the point remain intact
c.
the path is broken
d.
the anchor point becomes a selection arrow
 

 15. 

Which of the following can be created using the Paste in Back command?
a.
pull quote
b.
drop cap
c.
drop shadow
d.
linear gradient
 

 16. 

When text on a path is "flipped," it does what?
a.
It runs in the opposite direction on the opposite side of the path.
b.
It runs in the same direction on the opposite side of the path.
c.
It is copied over an imaginary vertical or horizontal axis.
d.
It is rotated 360 degrees.
 

 17. 

If you click the Direct Selection tool on the center of a filled object ____.
a.
the entire object is selected
b.
the anchor points appear hollow
c.
only the center point is selected
d.
nothing will be selected
 

 18. 

How many handles appear around a selected object?
a.
4
c.
6
b.
5
d.
8
 

 19. 

The default Miter Limit is ____.
a.
2
b.
4
c.
6
d.
8
 

 20. 

When you float your cursor near the endpoint of the gradient control bar, the ____ icon appears.
a.
flip
b.
rotate
c.
scale
d.
copy
 

 21. 

Which of the following letters is an example of a closed path?
a.
C
b.
L
c.
D
d.
X
 

 22. 

Text created with the Type tool can be filled with which type of gradient?
a.
linear only
b.
radial only
c.
linear and radial
d.
text cannot be filled with a gradient
 

 23. 

The Unlock All command is under which menu on the Application bar?
a.
Edit
b.
Object
c.
Select
d.
Window
 

 24. 

When the Pen tool is positioned over an anchor point on a selected path, ____.
a.
the Pen tool becomes the Delete Anchor Point tool
b.
the Pen tool becomes the Add Anchor Point tool
c.
the Pen tool becomes a selection arrow
d.
the Pen tool does not change
 

 25. 

A corner point can join all but which of the following?
a.
two straight segments
b.
one straight and one curved segment
c.
two curved segments
d.
two gradient blends
 

 26. 

Which of the following methods is your most reliable choice for positioning objects precisely on the artboard?
a.
zoom in very close
b.
use rulers
c.
work in Outline mode
d.
use Smart Guides
 

 27. 

When you click a smooth point with the Convert Anchor Point tool ____.
a.
the two attached curved segments become straight segments
b.
the direction lines are broken
c.
the Convert Anchor Point tool becomes the Delete Anchor Point tool
d.
the last selected color fills the point
 

 28. 

The primary function of the Average command is what?
a.
joining anchor points
b.
aligning objects
c.
aligning anchor points
d.
finding the average size of objects on the page
 

 29. 

When text is flowed on a path, which feature of the Character panel allows you to increase or decrease the distance of the text from the path?
a.
vertical scale
b.
baseline shift
c.
the Offset Path command
d.
the Marquee tool
 

 30. 

Views that have been saved are listed where?
a.
at the top of the Window menu
b.
at the bottom of the Window menu
c.
at the top of the View menu
d.
at the bottom of the View menu
 



 
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