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Illustrator Chapter 4



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

 1. 

The Outline Stroke command is useful for making concentric circles.
 

 2. 

The Pathfinder panel has ten buttons.
 

 3. 

You can think of the Shape Builder tool as a combination of the Live Paint Bucket tool and the Pathfinder buttons.
 

 4. 

With a transform tool selected, pressing [Alt] (Win) or [option] (Mac) and clicking the artboard defines the point of origin and opens the tool's dialog box.
 

 5. 

When you select any two objects and apply the Make Clipping Mask command, the backmost object functions as the mask, and the object in front is masked.
 

 6. 

The only transformation you cannot make with the Transform panel is a reflection.
 

 7. 

There are four basic methodologies for making transformations with the transform tools.
 

 8. 

By default, an object's X coordinate represents its horizontal distance from the bottom right corner of the artboard.
 

 9. 

Compound paths can be released and returned to their original component objects.
 

 10. 

The Outline Stroke command is useful for applying a gradient to a stroke.
 

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

 1. 

You can use the Free Transform tool to do which of the following?
a.
scale an object from any point of origin
b.
rotate a copy of an object
c.
perform a non-uniform scale
d.
Divide an object
 

 2. 

The Transform Each dialog box offers which of the following transformations?
a.
Move
b.
Offset Path
c.
Outline Stroke
d.
Cut and Paste
 
 
Case Based Critical Thinking

Now that his team has been using Illustrator regularly and getting comfortable with the software, Mark is excited to work with them on some of the more interesting features and to share with them some of his special techniques.
 

 3. 

Mark is talking with his team about clipping masks. One of the junior designers is having trouble with the concept that there’s more to the masked art than you can see, so Mark gives a quick quiz to them all, asking which of the following is not a good analogy for a clipping mask?
a.
a white stencil positioned over a pink wall
b.
the matting in a picture frame
c.
a hole in a wall
d.
a lamp on a desk
 

 4. 

One of Mark’s designers is trying to make concentric circles with the Scale tool. Mark tells him to draw the smallest circle first, then to use which of the following techniques to create perfect concentric circles.
a.
In the Scale dialog box, create the desired number of copies all at once, and all at the same percentage
b.
Use the Offset Path command
c.
Select the circle, select the Scale tool, click and drag to create a copy, then repeat the transformation until you have the desired number of circles
d.
Select the circle, select the Scale tool, click and drag to create a copy, then use the same method to create the remaining copies one at a time.
 

 5. 

Mark asks his designers to picture two circles set apart from one another, then to picture a third circle added between them, positioned so that each of the outside circles overlaps the middle circle. He then asks them to picture a line - drawn with the Pen tool - that crosses horizontally through all three circles. If you were to select all three circles and the line, and then apply the Divide pathfinder, how many objects would be created?
a.
6
b.
8
c.
10
d.
12
 

 6. 

Mark and his team are sitting down for lunch, and Mark is making a sandwich. Mark holds up a piece of Swiss cheese and tells his team that if they were to draw this in Illustrator, they’d need to use which of the following?
a.
masks
b.
compound paths
c.
pathfinders
d.
the artboard tool
 

 7. 

Mark draws a red heart shaped object on the art board. He then creates a gold star that is larger than the heart object and positions the star over the heart. He selects both then applies the Intersect shape mode. What does he now see on the art board?
a.
a red heart
b.
a gold heart
c.
a red star
d.
a gold star
 

 8. 

One of Mark’s designers draws a diamond shape, fills it with yellow, then applies a 12 point black stroke. She becomes frustrated though, when she realizes that she can’t apply a gradient to a stroke. Which of the following is her best option?
a.
Use the Create Outlines command
b.
Use the Offset Path command
c.
Use the Outline Stroke Command
d.
Give up - there’s no way to create the effect.
 

 9. 

Which of the following letters would be an example of a compound path?
a.
E
b.
G
c.
P
d.
U
 

 10. 

When transforming an object with the Free Transform tool, the object is transformed from which of the following?
a.
its center point
b.
its top left anchor point
c.
a point you click on the artboard
d.
its outer radius
 

 11. 

Illustrator refers to a complex compound path as what?
a.
compound shape
b.
shape mode
c.
clipping mask
d.
pathfinder
 

 12. 

Which command "uncompounds" a path, returning it to its component objects?
a.
Release Compound Path
b.
Remove Compound Path
c.
Delete Compound Path
d.
Transform Path
 

 13. 

When two objects are made into a compound path, a hole appears where?
a.
in the center of the front object
b.
in the center of the back object
c.
where the two objects overlap
d.
in the areas where the objects aren't overlapping
 

 14. 

To help you remember the quick key for the Transform Again command, think which of the following?
a.
"T" for transform
b.
"R" for repeat
c.
"D" for duplicate
d.
"A" for again
 

 15. 

The Tools panel contains how many transform tools?
a.
4
b.
5
c.
6
d.
7
 

 16. 

If you want to use multiple objects as a clipping mask, you must first
a.
group them
b.
unite them with the Unite button
c.
make them into a compound path
d.
send them to the back of the stacking order
 

 17. 

Shape modes and pathfinders are very useful for what?
a.
creating compound paths from simple paths
b.
creating irregular shapes from basic shapes
c.
creating compound shapes
d.
creating shape modes
 

 18. 

An object's position on the artboard is indicated using which of the following?
a.
smart guides
b.
snap to point
c.
X and Y coordinates
d.
rulers
 

 19. 

When transformed, the default point of origin for an object is what?
a.
its top left anchor
b.
its bottom right anchor point
c.
its center point
d.
its bottom left anchor point
 

 20. 

The Reflect tool comes in handy when trying to draw what kind of objects?
a.
symmetrical objects
b.
compound paths
c.
concentric squares
d.
anchor points
 



 
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