Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 Vocabulary
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A feature which can be applied to symbols so they are divided into nine slices on a grid. Each slice is scaled independently and corners are not scaled.
A file format that is native to Adobe Illustrator. It is the default file format for documents in Adobe Illustrator.
Add Anchor Point Tool
A tool used to add anchor points on a path.
A design principle that refers to how an object or text is justified in a composition.
Anchor Point Tool
A tool used to edit anchor points using directional handles and Bezier curves.
A modifiable segment within an Illustrator document that allows the user access to multiple panels which may be printed onto separate pages without saving each individual page as a separate document.
Bitmap (BMP) is an image file format that stores the color depth of an image.
A design principle that often refers to the visual weight that is being shown.
The curve between two anchor points of a vector object.
The outer margin around the edges of a document which allow for color to run off the page in preparation for printing, cropping, and cutting.
A tool used to blend the space between two objects.
A mode that affects the way objects on a layer interact with other layers.
A tool used to inflate parts of an object.
Blob Brush Tool
A tool used to paint a shape rather than a stroke.
CSS Properties Panel
A panel which displays the HTML code for a selected sliced object.
A panel that allows the user to access text formatting and customization options easily.
An object which allows only parts of artwork that lie within the object to be visible.
A term that defines the number of bits that are used to create each color of an image. This term is also known as bit depth.
The mode used to define which colors are used to comprise an image or composition. The two most common color modes are RGB and CMYK.
The theory surrounding colors. It is at its core the learning of the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.
A term used to define contrast in art using color, design, or other subject matter that contrast or are opposite of each other.
Handles on an anchor point used to control the Bezier curve.
A software utility that contains most of the settings for personalizing a system, such as display, power management, and adding or deleting users.
Protection for intellectual property.
Marks that assist the user in cutting the image after printing.
A tool used to add jagged, crystal-like features to an object.
Delete Anchor Point Tool
A tool used to delete anchor points on a path.
A work based on one or more works that are already existing.
Direct Selection Tool
A tool used to select paths on an image, and directly edit one anchor point on a path.
Handles on an anchor point used to control the Bezier curve.
A draw mode which draws behind the current artwork.
A draw mode which draws inside the current artwork.
A draw mode which draws on top of the current artwork.
Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) is a vector-based file format often used to save small scaled documents that can be up scaled later.
A gallery of effects the user can browse and preview.
Characteristics applied to objects, groups, or layers which can be modified.
A process by which a user may copy an image into Illustrator at full resolution.
A design principle used to emphasize something by using an artistic principle such as color.
The action of saving a file in an alternate format. A file can be exported through both the Save As command and the Export command depending on the desired format.
Extrude & Bevel
A panel that may be used to provide depth to a 2D object to give it a 3D effect, or to control elements of a 3D object.
A part of U.S. Copyright Law which is a doctrine that indicates that excerpts of copyrighted materials may be used under certain circumstances such as news reports, teaching, and research.
The inside part of a shape.
A basic principle in art that defines objects like spheres, cubes, and pyramids. They are three dimensional by nature.
Free Transform Tool
A tool used to rotate, resize, or distort an object.
Graphic interchange format (GIF) is a common image file format that has the ability to have frames used in animation.
A digital art term used to refer to color, most commonly denoting a specific set of colors or a color range.
A swatch that, when edited in one location, will change at all other locations.
A design technique used to gradually transition from one color to another.
A color swatch created from a gradient.
Attributes which can be reused to quickly change the appearance of an object.
A list of primarily vector-based effects.
A feature which allows the user to associate an image with a web address.
A process in which a user may bring files from other programs into Illustrator CC.
A work or invention which is the result of creativity that the creater has rights to by applying a patent, copyright, or trademark.
A mode which allows the user to go inside an object or group and edit a particular element.
Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG/JPG) is a common image file format that is used for web images. It can be compressed in many ways and still maintain a good quality.
Altering the distance between two characters. Kerning can make text more readable by increasing or decreasing the spacing.
A panel in Illustrator CC which links with the user's online Adobe Kuler account to display custom swatches.
Layer Stacking Order
The rule wherein objects on a layer will appear above objects on lower layers.
The editing/compositing areas that behave as transparent sheets on top of an image and enable the editing of specific elements of an image without affecting any other areas.
The space between lines of text.
A basic component in art and geometry that is used to define shape.
The default video format any Apple video program will use by default.
Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG) is an international standard used to encode and compress video images.
The act of replacing all instances of one swatch with another.
A process in which two or more letters are blended with each other as specified by the user.
An option which controls the level of transparency.
A mask which controls visibility using black and white where sections masked by black are transparent and sections masked by white are opaque.
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a non-exclusive file format, making it both vector and raster-based.
Portable Network Graphics (PNG) is an image file format that is absolutely lossless, which means it will not compress or change an image from how it appears.
A line that is made up of points that can be edited so the line is rigid or curved.
A panel that is used to combine paths, subtract shapes, and divide objects.
A color swatch created from a pattern.
Pattern Tile Tool
A tool located in the Pattern Options panel which is used to modify the spacing between pattern tiles when modifying a pattern.
A list of raster-based effects.
A square that holds the information for one color.
Patterns or custom objects that may be saved and reused throughout a project.
A type of color swatch used throughout the process of building artwork. Process colors are not global by default, but the global option can be turned on.
Management of project activities to meet the project objectives.
A design principle that defines the spatial relationship between objects.
A tool used to indent parts of an object.
An image type that uses pixels to create an image.
A tool used to reflect an object across a set reference point.
A design principle that defines the use of an object over and over in a repetitive fashion.
A tool used to reshape an object or a specific section of an object.
The amount of detail an image holds. Resolution refers to how many pixels are contained within the image.
A tool used to first set a reference point and then rotate an object around that reference point.
An editing process in which a user may edit the source file in Illustrator CC before it is embedded as an actual Illustrator file.
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a newer vector-based file format that combines vector image information with what is essentially code. Used in web design, imagery in this format can be scaled and rendered to a desired size and maintain its quality.
A tool designed to help the user easily enlarge or reduce the size of an object.
A tool used to incorporate scallop-like shapes into an object.
A basic principle in art. Triangles and squares are examples of shapes. They are two dimensional by nature.
Shape Builder Tool
A tool that instinctively shows the user parts of the selected art that can be merged to form new shapes when the user hovers over such areas with the pointer.
A tool used to morph an object on a shear angle.
A tool which allows an image to be divided into individual parts that will be exported with HTML in order to be put back in the correct order on the web.
A tool used to smooth points on a path.
A document that is the origin of a file that has been imported or embedded into Illustrator CC.
A specific color swatch often used in printing to ensure exact color matches. Spot colors are inherently global.
The outline of a shape
A panel within Illustrator which allows a user to keep track of colors used within a file.
A created or inserted object that has been saved in such a way that the user may easily reuse it in an art project.
A visually uncomfortable distance that occurs in both how objects relate to each other and with the canvas.
A term that refers to the visual surface or tactile surface of an object.
A designated area within the document to remind the user of the video display area.
A panel within Illustrator which contains tools for working within the program.
The measurement of space between all characters.
A tool used to create swirl movements in an object.
A design tool in which the user may manipulate text to produce a text-based design.
The style or appearance of printed matter.
A principle of perspective used to define depth in an otherwise two dimensional environment.
An image type that uses mathematics to create imagery.
Tiles that are separated by grooves which are extended as far as the image may be extended.
The order in which our eyes perceive things.
Windows Media Video (WMV) is the video format any Microsoft video program will use by default.
A tool used to warp an object by conforming to the movement of the cursor.
The area that exists around the elements of a composition. It can be white or just a space that is not filled with a specific element.
A tool used to manipulate the stroke on an object.
A tool used to wrinkle the edges of an object.