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MAWD Lesson 2.02

Understand Digital Vector Graphics

TermDefinition
Artboard the area that contains the printable part of your artwork
Objects any shape, image, or text that can be moved, scaled, or edited
Lines an open ended path with two anchor points, which included straight, beziers, and spirials
Anchor Point a 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 is made up of one or more line segments, connected by two or more other points or nodes
Open Path one or more paths for which the start point and end point are not the same
Closed Path a continuous path that has no beginning or end
Shapes geometric based tools that allow you to create primitive shapes
Transformations scaling, rotating, skewing and reflecting objects to change their appearance
Stacking Order the order of how objects are arranged on the artboard
Selection Tool selects an object or a group of objects
Direct Selection Tool selects individual anchor points or line segments in order to edit individual pieces of an object
Stroke the visible outline of a shape or path
Fill to put a color, gradient into an object
Swatches named colors tints, gradients, patterns
Gradients filling and object with a smooth transformation from one color to another
Patterns a repeated decorative design
Drawing using shapes or other tools such as the pen or pencil to simulate the experience of drawing on paper
Pen Tool it uses anchor points and paths to allow you to create straight lines
Bezier a curved segment of a path which uses handles to control the shape of the curve
Image Trace a tool that will convert a raster image or a drawing into paths, based on selected settings
Pathfinder a tool that contains four shap options and six pathfinder options to allow you to combine multiple objects to create complex shapes
Effect commands that can be applied to and object, group, or layer to change its characteristics
Point Type a line of text that begins at the point that you click, which expands as you type.
Area Type uses the boundaries of an area created by dragging a marquee with the type tool to control the flow of text
Type On Path allows you to attach text to an open or closed path
Text Wrap controles how area text flows over objects and images
Created by: Colin -19-
 

 



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