Illustrator Click Space And Symbol – Computer Skills
This chapter covers Illustrator Click Space And Symbol – Computer Skills.
What is Kerning?
Space between characters
What is Leading?
Distance between the lines
What is Tracking?
Inserting or removing uniform spaces
What file type are bitmap images?
JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF
Describe the Rule of Thirds?
Creating nine equal parts with two horizontal and two vertical lines and creates three equal columns or rows
What illustrator native file format preserves all illustrator data?
What do you need to understand to make optimum decisions about printing a project?
How the printer’s resolution effects the artwork when printed
What do you have to do first before modifying individual components of a symbol?
What is the area of work that extends beyond the actual panel called?
When creating a new document set to profile: Web, what are the default color mode and raster effect settings?
RGB and 72
What happens to a brush stroke set to 5 points when you click Type on a Path?
Stroke goes back to one
Which panel would you use to edit the width and height of an existing shape?
How do you create a rectangle with rounded corners?
Rounded rectangle tool
Describe linking and embedding placed digital images in Illustrator.
Linked image is independent from the document and embedded image is within the document in full resolution
What should be identified to effectively create a flyer for a neighborhood fundraiser?
Target audience and what the fundraiser is for
Discuss what you might present to a client to specify all aspects and details of the project.
Scope of the project
Which panel provides the ability to edit both the stroke and fill?
What is a bezier curve?
A curved line or path that is defined by a mathematical equation (has any size scale)
When a new pattern is created, which panel does it add to?
Describe calligraphic brushes.
Resembles something drawn with a paint brush
Which color mode is used for printing? Which color mode is used for monitor (web) colors?
How do you edit symbols?
Click symbol> symbol panel> edit symbol
What is the blob tool used to create?
Creates closed filled objects
Identify copyright uses and terms
Copyright object for educational purposes (Fair Use), work not protected by copyright (Public Domain), protected work or an idea (Copyright)
What are deliverables?
Any completed work delivered to the client
How do you add a 3-D Extrude and Bevel effect?
Effect> 3D> Extrude bevel
How do you set/adjust the options/settings for tools?
Double click the tool
How do you save symbols as a new library?
Symbols pannel> symbols library> at top of new library
What happens when you click with the type tool to create a point type?
Wherever you click will start the Type line
Convert text to outline
Type> create outline
Add crop mark
Select object> create trim marks> effect> crop marks
Create a new document
File> New document
Create a new print document
File> New> New document profile> Print
Where can you set the document bleed?
New document dialog box and print settings> Marks and bleeds
Add a pucker effect
Effect> Distort> Pucker and bloat
Change tool options (Where?)
Double click on the tool
Create a radial gradient
Gradient panel> Radial
Identify panel icons
Identify correct panels
How do you display transparency grid?
View> Show transparency grid
How do you create a graphic symbol from an image?
Select image> Drag to Symbols panel
How do you export a document as a .png file?
File> Export> Save as type> PNG
Create a center gradient mesh
Object> Gradient mesh> Center
Describe the difference between the pen tool and the pencil tool
Pen tool is with individual clicks to make a path and Pencil tool draws smooth paths
Create a new color swatch
Swatches panel> Panel options> New swatch
How do you place a symbol?
Select the symbol> Drag to symbols panel
Which file type is most used for video?
What are advantages of symbols?
Smaller file and can manipulate them easily
If you need a graphic that will be used in many sizes, what file format should be used?
Describe the overall principal behind Gestalt
Whole is greater than the sum of its parts
Project development phases- what is the correct order?
Planning and analysis, scheduling, building, review and evaluate, publishing
Object> Slice> Make
Trace and show outlines
Object> Live trace> Show outlines with tracing
Add a fill color to a specific area
Select area> Fill with color
Create an image trace
Place image> Live trace
Scale an image
Object> Transform> Scale
What file format to save fonts for future use?
Add and modify a workspace from the workspace switcher
Essentials> Manage workspaces
Demographics and target audience don’t include education or income level
Population and age
Changing the Color Settings of the document
Edit> Color settings
Modifying a symbol to include a drop shadow
Click on symbol> Effect> Stylize> Drop shadow
Removing unused swatches from the library
Swatches library> Select all unused> Delete swatches
Changing the Leading of a text frame
Character panel> Change number
Changing the Bleed of an artboard/document
File> Print> Marks and bleeds> Adjust
When will you see the Photoshop Import dialog box?
Selecting all objects on a sub-layer and changing the opacity of those objects
Hold down shift and click the layer
Changing the zoom to fit artboard in Window
Edit> Zoom or on bottom left corner or View> Artboard
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