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Midterm Review | Chapter 1- 3 | Part 1
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Describe two ways to change the view of a document.
You can choose commands from the View menu to zoom in or out of a document or to fit it to your screen; you can also use the Zoom tool () in the Tools panel and click or drag over a document to enlarge or reduce the view. In addition, you can use keyboard shortcuts to magnify or reduce the display of artwork. You can also use the Navigator panel to scroll artwork or to change its magnification without using the Document window.
How do you select a tool in Illustrator?
To select a tool, you can either click the tool in the Tools panel or press the keyboard shortcut for that tool. For example, you can press V to select the Selection tool () from the keyboard. Selected tools remain active until you click a different tool.
Describe three ways to navigate between artboards in Illustrator.
To navigate between artboards in Illustrator, you can choose the artboard number from the Artboard Navigation menu at the lower-left of the Document window; you can use the Artboard Navigation arrows in the lower-left of the Document window to go to the first, previous, next, and last artboards; you can use the Artboards panel to navigate to an artboard; or you can use the Navigator panel to drag the proxy view area to navigate between artboards.
How do you save panel locations and visibility preferences?
You can save panel locations and visibility preferences by choosing Window > Workspace > New Workspace to create custom work areas and to make it easier to find the controls that you need.
Describe how arranging Document windows can be helpful.
Arranging Document windows allows you to tile windows or to cascade document groups. This can be useful if you are working on multiple Illustrator files and you need to compare or share content between them.
How can you select an object that has no fill?
You can select an object that has no fill by clicking the stroke or by dragging a marquee across the object.
Name two ways you can select an item in a group without choosing Object > Ungroup.
Using the Group Selection tool (), you can click once to select an individual item within a group. Click again to add the next grouped items to the selection. Read Lesson 8, "Working with Layers," to see how you can use layers to make complex selections. You can also double-click the group to enter Isolation mode, edit the shapes as needed, and then exit Isolation mode by pressing the Escape key or by double-clicking outside of the group.
Of the two Selection tools (Selection  and Direct Selection ), which allows you to edit the individual anchor points of an object?
Using the Direct Selection tool (), you can select one or more individual anchor points and make changes to the shape of an object.
What should you do after creating a selection that you are going to use repeatedly?
For any selection that you anticipate using again, choose Select > Save Selection. Name the selection so that you can reselect it at any time from the Select menu.
Sometimes you are unable to select an object because it is underneath another object. Name two ways to get around this issue.
If your access to an object is blocked, you can choose Object > Hide > Selection to hide the blocking object. The object is not deleted. It is just hidden in the same position until you choose Object > Show All. You can also use the Selection tool to select behind content by pressing the Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac OS) key and then clicking on the overlapping objects until the object you want to select is selected.
To align objects to the artboard, what do you need to first select in the Align panel or Control panel before you choose an alignment option?
To align objects to an artboard, first select the Align To Artboard option.
What are the basic tools for creating shapes?
There are six basic shape tools: Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Star, and Flare. As was mentioned in Lesson 1, to tear off a group of tools from the Tools panel, position the pointer over the tool that appears in the Tools panel and hold down the mouse button until the group of tools appears. Without releasing the mouse button, drag to the triangle on the right side of the group and then release the mouse button to tear off the group.
How do you select a shape with no fill?
Items that have no fill can be selected by clicking the stroke or by dragging a marquee across the item.
How do you draw a square?
To draw a square, select the Rectangle tool () in the Tools panel. Hold down the Shift key and drag to draw the square, or click the artboard to enter equal dimensions for the width and height in the Rectangle dialog box.
How do you change the number of sides on a polygon as you draw?
To change the number of sides on a polygon as you draw, select the Polygon tool () in the Tools panel. Start dragging to draw the shape, and press the down arrow key to reduce the number of sides and the up arrow key to increase the number of sides.
Name two ways you can combine several shapes into one.
Using the Shape Builder tool (), you can visually and intuitively merge, delete, fill, and edit overlapping shapes and paths directly in the artwork. You can also use the Pathfinder effects to create new shapes out of overlapping objects. You can apply Pathfinder effects by using the Effects menu or the Pathfinder panel.
How can you convert a raster image to editable vector shapes?
You can convert a raster image to editable vector shapes by tracing it. To convert the tracing to paths, click Expand in the Control panel or choose Object > Image Trace > Expand. Use this method if you want to work with the components of the traced artwork as individual objects. The resulting paths are grouped.
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