Name: 
 

Illustrator Final



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

 1. 

Once text has been flowed into an object, you can still manipulate the fonts and font size of the object.
 

 2. 

Text flowed onto a curved path often presents kerning challenges.
 

 3. 

When you use the Direct Selection tool to select an anchor point connected to a curved segment, you will expose the point's direction lines.
 

 4. 

When you do a “marquee zoom,” the area within the Zoom tool's marquee is magnified.
 

 5. 

You can select a specific color for a layer.
 

 6. 

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

 7. 

You can apply view options to each layer specifically.
 

 8. 

Using the Layers panel, you organize your work by placing objects or groups of objects on separate layers.
 

 9. 

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

 10. 

When the Miter Limit is set to 3, this means that when the length of the miter is three times the weight of the stroke, Illustrator will square it off to a beveled edge.
 

 11. 

Shape modes and pathfinders are a group of preset operations that help you combine paths in a variety of ways.
 

 12. 

When the Fill button is behind the Stroke button, the fill is activated.
 

 13. 

All open Illustrator documents are listed at the bottom of the Window menu.
 

 14. 

The only way to create a new layer is to click the New Layer command in the Layers panel menu.
 

 15. 

All transformations are executed from a fixed point, referred to as the point of origin.
 

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

 1. 

If you drag a layer onto the Create New Sublayer button on the Layers panel, which of the following is true?
a.
the result will be a duplicated layer
b.
the result will be a duplicated sublayer
c.
you cannot drag a layer onto the Create New Sublayer button
d.
You’ve changed the stacking order of the objects
 

 2. 

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
 

 3. 

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

 4. 

The Projecting cap of a stroked path extends the anchor point by what measurement?
a.
1 point
b.
1 pica
c.
the weight of the stroke
d.
one-half the weight of the stroke
 
 
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.
 

 5. 

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
 

 6. 

One of Mark’s logo designs - created exclusively in Illustrator - was used on the cover of a corporate annual. Now the client has called and asked for the same logo to be used in an outdoor billboard campaign. One of Mark’s designers worries that Mark’s logo is too small to be used on such a large display - that the reduction in quality will be unacceptable. Based on this interaction, Mark realizes that his designer doesn’t understand the concept of ____.
a.
bitmap graphics
b.
pixels
c.
interpolation
d.
resolution independence
 

 7. 

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

 8. 

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
 
 
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.
 

 9. 

Mark reminds his team that line work is a critical component of Illustrator artwork. He reminds them to remain aware of joins and caps because their function is ____.
a.
aesthetic - they affect only the appearance of stroke
b.
practical - they affect miter limits and butt caps connect two right angle path segments
c.
both a & b
d.
none of the above
 

 10. 

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

Mark’s team is working on complex artwork for a 120-page corporate annual. Mark tells his team to be certain that all the artwork that they create is created with layers. His Photoshop gurus are experts at using layers in Photoshop, but Mark is curious to see how they will translate those abilities to working with layers in Illustrator.
 

 11. 

Mark’s team is discussing moving objects between layers. Mark tells them that, of the three options available, the quickest is:
a.
dragging the Selected Art icon
b.
using the Send to Current Layer command
c.
copying/pasting between layers
 

 12. 

One of Mark’s designers is struggling with layers. He says that he selected an object then used the Bring To Front command. He can’t understand why there are other objects still in front of it. Mark tells this designer that he really doesn’t understand the concept of ____.
a.
Layers
b.
Arranging
c.
Stacking Order
d.
the Place In Front command
 

 13. 

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

 14. 

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
 

 15. 

If you draw a circle and a square on Layer 1, it will automatically have ____ sublayer(s).
a.
one
b.
two
c.
three
d.
four
 

 16. 

What is the term that refers to the order of how objects are arranged in front and behind other objects on the artboard?
a.
Arranging order
c.
Stacking order
b.
Layer order
d.
Placement order
 

 17. 

When you place grouped artwork into a layer, a sublayer is automatically created with the name ____.
a.
<Default>
b.
<Layer>
c.
<Group>
d.
<Sublayer>
 
 
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.
 

 18. 

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.
 

 19. 

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
 

 20. 

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
 

 21. 

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.
 

 22. 

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

 23. 

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

 24. 

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
 

 25. 

In a complex Illustrator document, which of the following is not true?
a.
small objects can be hidden behind larger objects
b.
it can be difficult to select some objects
c.
it can be difficult to keep track of the location of certain objects
d.
it can be a bad idea to lock objects
 

 26. 

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

 27. 

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

 28. 

The ____ button on the Pathfinder panel creates a single, merged object from the area where two or more objects overlap.
a.
Intersect shape mode
b.
Divide pathfinder
c.
Unite shape mode
d.
Minus Back
 

 29. 

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
 

 30. 

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
 

 31. 

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.
 

 32. 

____ layers is the process of dragging one layer into another.
a.
Merging
b.
Manipulating
c.
Outlining
d.
Condensing
 

 33. 

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
 

 34. 

Which general term does Illustrator use to refer to that which has been applied to an object to affect its appearance?
a.
symbol
b.
attribute
c.
filter
d.
dressing
 

 35. 

The Eye and Lock icons appear as ____ in their off state.
a.
filled red circles
b.
filled blue triangles
c.
empty gray squares
d.
empty red circles
 



 
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