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Illustrator Chapter 2



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

 1. 

Hiding objects is one way of making it easier to select objects on the artboard.
 

 2. 

You can modify the tracking between letter pairs.
 

 3. 

You can define the angle of a radial gradient in the Gradient panel.
 

 4. 

In the Gradient panel, the gradient slider has at least four colors.
 

 5. 

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

 6. 

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

 7. 

Dragging the center bracket is the easiest way to move text along a path.
 

 8. 

Kerning is less useful for large headlines than it is for body copy because larger text seldom requires kerning.
 

 9. 

Once text is flowed onto a path, only its typeface and type size can be modified.
 

 10. 

The midpoint, by definition, must be positioned evenly between the starting and ending colors of a gradient.
 

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

 1. 

You can quickly change font, type size, kerning and other text attributes on which panel?
a.
Type
b.
Character
c.
Paragraph
d.
Formats
 

 2. 

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.
 

 3. 

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
 

 4. 

Text is flipped across a path by doing what?
a.
Dragging the center bracket straight up or down
b.
Double-clicking the Reflect tool
c.
Double-clicking the Rotate tool
d.
Dragging the starting bracket down
 

 5. 

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

 6. 

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
 

 7. 

One project that the team is working on involves display type that will appear very large on a billboard. Mark tells the team that, of all the ways to modify text in Illustrator, ____ is the most essential for perfecting large display type.
a.
horizontal/vertical scaling
b.
baseline shift
c.
tracking
d.
kerning
 

 8. 

Mark knows that his designers aren’t programmers, but he feels it’s important that a designer has some amount of understanding of how a program works. He asks his team that, working in Illustrator, if they wanted to create a linear gradient but couldn’t use any of the gradient tools, they could create the gradient with which of the following ____.
a.
stroked lines  and gradient meshes
b.
filled rectangles and gradient meshes
c.
stroked lines and fille rectangles
 

 9. 

The specification for all body copy in a series of ten related fliers - all designed in Illustrator -  calls for 11pt type with 12.5pts leading and -10 tracking. One of the designers flows body copy text into the main text box on flier number five, formats it, then realizes that one paragraph is overflowing the text box. He tells Mark how he solved the problem, and Mark tells him that, of all the choices he had for fitting the text, he chose the worst option in terms of the overall design of the total project of ten fliers. The designer’s bad choice was to ____.
a.
reduce the point size of the body copy
b.
reduce the overall leading
c.
increase the tracking
 

 10. 

Text generated by the Type tool is positioned on a path called what?
a.
text path
b.
baseline
c.
stroke line
d.
type index
 

 11. 

The point at which two colors in a gradient meet is called what?
a.
the color stop
b.
the starting color
c.
the ending color
d.
the midpoint
 

 12. 

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

 13. 

Text preferences are listed under what category?
a.
Type
b.
Units & Undo
c.
Guides & Grid
d.
Type & Grid
 

 14. 

When text is flowed into an object, which alignment often is the best solution?
a.
left
b.
right
c.
center
d.
justified
 

 15. 

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
 

 16. 

When you click a type tool cursor on text, then apply the Select All command, ____.
a.
all the text in the single text object is selected
b.
all the text objects on the page are selected
c.
the text and the object that contains the text are both selected
d.
all of the objects on the artboard are selected
 

 17. 

In the Gradient panel, the leftmost color is called what?
a.
the color stop
b.
the starting color
c.
the ending color
d.
Base 1
 

 18. 

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
 

 19. 

In typography, the term for the vertical space between baselines in a block of text is called what?
a.
tracking
b.
kerning
c.
baseline shift
d.
leading
 

 20. 

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
 



 
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