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Illustrator Chapter 1



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

 1. 

You cannot use more than one unit of measure when working in Illustrator.
 

 2. 

When you create graphics in Adobe Illustrator, you are creating bitmap graphics.
 

 3. 

Illustrator CS6 allows you to have anywhere from 1 to 100 artboards in a single document, depending on the size of the artboards.
 

 4. 

You can use an object to create a guide.
 

 5. 

Once in Artboard mode, you can create, edit, and arrange artboards.
 

 6. 

Guides can be locked or unlocked in the same location.
 

 7. 

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

 8. 

To "drag and drop a copy" of a selected object, press and hold [Alt] (Win) or [option] (Mac) while moving the object.
 

 9. 

The term resolution independent refers to the point that vector graphics can be scaled to any size with no loss in quality.
 

 10. 

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

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

 1. 

When a shape tool is selected, clicking once on the artboard opens a ____, which allows you to enter precise information for creating the object.
a.
selection space
b.
bounding box
c.
marquee
d.
dialog box
 

 2. 

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
 

 3. 

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

 4. 

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
 

 5. 

Mark’s team is excited to be working on a project that involves many geometric illustrations, but the big challenge is that the artwork demands precise positioning. In many cases, objects must abut precisely, with no gap and no overlap. Mark tells his team that they should rely heavily on which of the following Illustrator features?
a.
grouping objects
b.
smart guides
c.
dragging and dropping
d.
drawing marquees
 

 6. 

Mark’s junior designer is working with the shape tools. Mark tells him to make a square, then modify the square so that it is a kite shape. Mark is trying to familiarize his junior designer with ____.
a.
the Direct Selection tool
b.
the Rotate tool
c.
the Reflect tool
d.
the Scale tool
 

 7. 

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

 8. 

The commands for zooming in and out can be found on which menu ?
a.
File
b.
Edit
c.
Object
d.
View
 

 9. 

The commands for showing, hiding and locking guides can all be found on which menu?
a.
File
b.
Edit
c.
Object
d.
View
 

 10. 

____ a transform tool to open the tool’s dialog box.
a.
Double-click
b.
Click
c.
Right-click
d.
Hover over
 

 11. 

The command to turn Smart Guides on and off can be found under which menu on the Application bar?
a.
File
b.
Edit
c.
Object
d.
View
 

 12. 

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
 

 13. 

The command Group be found on which menu?
a.
File
b.
Edit
c.
Object
d.
View
 

 14. 

The Scale, Rotate, and Reflect tools all fall under which category?
a.
shape tools
b.
selection tools
c.
transform tools
d.
move tools
 

 15. 

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
 

 16. 

What command would you use to paste artwork in the same position on all artboards
a.
Paste
c.
Paste on All Artboards
b.
Paste in Place
d.
Paste in All Places
 

 17. 

By default, arrow keys move selected objects by what increment?
a.
1 point
b.
1 pica
c.
1 centimeter
d.
1 inch
 

 18. 

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
 

 19. 

To access the Ellipse tool, press and hold the ____ tool until a toolbar of shape tools appears, and then click the Ellipse tool.
a.
Geometry
b.
Edit
c.
Object
d.
Rectangle
 

 20. 

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
 



 
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