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Vectors

Vocabulary 2.02

TermDefinition
Artboard the area of the illustration that contains the printable part of your work
objects any shape, image, or text that can be moved, scaled, or edited
lines an open ended path with 2 anchor points, which include straight, beziers, and spirals
anchor point basic component of paths, which appear at the start and end of every path or where it changes direction
line segment part of a line that has an anchor point on each end
path made up of one or more line segments, connected by two or more anchor points or nodes
open path one or more paths for which the start point and end point are not the same, for example a straight or curved line.
closed path a continuous path that has no beginning or end, for example a circle or a rectangle.
shapes geometric based tools that allow you to create primitive shapes, such as rectangles, ellipses, and ploygons.
transformations saling, rotation, shearing (skewing), and reflecting (flipping) objects to change their appearance.
smart guides guides that appear as you move around a document indicating various points of alignment with existing objects.
stacking order the order of hoe objects are arranged on the artboard, in front of or behind each other. By default new objects are created at the front of the stacking order.
selection tool selects an object or a group of objects
direct selection tool selects individual anchor points or paths in order to edit individual pieces of an object.
stroke the visible outline of a shape or path, such as the color, weight, or style, which is not the same as a path as a path can have no stroke as an option.
fill to put a color, gradient, or pattern into an object.
swatches named colors tints gradients and patterns.
gradients filling an object with a smooth transition from one color to another.
patterns a repeated (tiled) decorative design
drawing using shapes or other tools such as the pen or pencil to simulate the experience of drawing on paper
pen tool uses anchor points to create lines; considered one of the most powerful tools in graphic design
bezier a curved segment of a path which uses handles to control the shape of the curve
image trace a tool in a vector program will take a raster image or scanned drawing and automatically convert it to paths, based on selected settings.
pathfinder a tool that contains four shape options and six pathfinder options that allow you to combine multiple objects in a variety to way to create complex xhapes
vector effects commands that can be applies to an object, group, or layer to change its characteristics, such as distort and transform, wrap, and stylize
point type a line of text that begins at the point that you click, which expands as you type. the type will not automatically wrap to the next line, you must use enter.
area type uses the boundaries of an area created by dragging a marquee with the type tool to control the flow of text. When text gets to the end of the boundary, it automatically wraps to the next line.
type on path allows you to attach text to an open or closed path.
text wrap controls how area text flows over or around objects and images.
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