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2.02 Vector Graphics

Artboard the area that contains the printable part of your artwork
Objects any shapes, image, or text that can be moved, scales, or edited
Lines an open ended path with two 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 rectangle.
Shapes – geometric based tools that allow you to create primitive shapes, such as rectangles, ellipses, and polygons.
Transformations scaling, rotating, shearing (skewing), and reflecting (flipping) objects to change their appearance.
Stacking order the order of how 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 line segments 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. A path can have no stroke as an option.
Fill to put a color, gradient, or pattern, into an object.
Swatches named color 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 it uses anchor points and paths to allow you to create straight lines, Bezier lines (curved), and shapes in a countless amount of combinations.
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 of ways to create complex shapes.
Effect commands that can be applied to an object, group, or layer to change its characteristics, such as distort and transform, warp, 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 goes 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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