Adobe Illustrator Tools and Functions
Terms in this set (20)
selects whole objects or groups
draws straight lines or Bezier curves
flips an object across an axis
selects individual anchor points, line segments, or direction handles
cuts paths at specified points
creates and distributes shapes evenly between two objects, creates a smooth transition between open paths, or creates color transitions in the shape of a particular object
Shape Builder Tool
interactively adds and subtracts shapes from one another
Perspective Grid Tool
displays an interactive, live, one, two, or three point perspective grid
a view mode that allows you to focus on a group or sublayer by locking and dimming other objects
copies appearance attributes from one object to the other
moves the viewing area
combines multiple objects so that they can be moved, scaled, or colored as a single object
divides a single object into multiple objects that make up its appearance
A set of options that allow you to stack objects on top or below one another
slants, or skews, the object along the horizontal or vertical axis, or a specified angle that's relative to a specified axis
Name two keyboard shortcuts for zooming in:
Hold down the Ctrl key and press the + button, or hold down the Alt Key and roll up with the scroll wheel on your mouse
How do we constrain objects to their original proportions when scaling?
By holding down the Shift key while we resize them.
How do we move about our artboard without changing tools?
By holding down the Space Bar while we click and drag, we can temporarily engage the Hand tool and navigate our art.
Once we have drawn a closed or open path with the pen tool, how do we deselect without changing our tool?
By holding down the Ctrl key and clicking off the path, we then deselect the path and can click on any of its anchor points without deleting or extending them.
How to we make a copy of an object without using Copy and Paste commands?
Holding down the Alt key and clicking and dragging with the select tool.