A menu that displays when you right-click the screen, displaying commands that relate to your current task.
A location in the application window where a panel or panels are secured so they do not float
A group of related commands and options
Rectangle drawn around an object with a tool, to select an area
A saved set of panel arrangements and tool settings.
Printable portion of the work area, where illustrations can be finalized.
Images created using a grid of small squares called pixels. Also called raster images or pixel images.
The color model used for printed output. Cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y) and black (K) inks are combined to create the desired colors.
Determines the color model used to display and print the Illustrator file.
Nonprinting lines that can be used to create boundries or guidelines in a drawing.
Measurement system frequently used in graphic design. There are six picas to an inch
Term that stands for picture element, a single point on a computer monitor screen
Measurement system frequently used in graphic design. A point is 1/72nd of an inch.
The number of dots or pixels per linear unit of output. For example, a monitor's resolution is usually 72 dots per inch.
The color model used for illustrations to be viewed on computer monitors. Red (R), green (G), and blue (B) values are combined to create the final color.
Drawings made up of lines and curves that are defined by vectors.
Mathematical concept that describes a graphic according to geometric characteristics.
A point on a path that indicates a change of direction.
A temporary frame around a selected object that shows the object's outer dimensions.
To force an object to take a certain form. Use modifier keys to constrain objects.
An anchor point where a path changes direction in an angle rather than smoothly.
The line that forms the shape of an object
An anchor point that connects path segments in a smooth curve.
Characteristics of the inner area of an object, such as the color, pattern, style, etc., inside an object.
Characteristics of the outline of an object, such as its weight, color, style, etc.
Line up objects at their tops, bottoms, edges, or centers.
Space objects evenly, either vertically or horizontally.
Any object with three or more straight sides
An open shape that consists of a number of winds around a central point.
Complete revolutions around the center point in a spiral. Each wind consists of four segments.
A design of type
Appearance changes to a font such as bold or italic
Point of Origin
The point on which an object rotates or transforms. The point of origin may be within the object or outside it.