illvocabans4 Coach Sadberry
Katy High School Digital Graphics Instructor
Leading determines the amount of vertical space between baselines

Vocabulary for Chapters 7, 9 ,11


Chapter 7 Working with Type


baseline. The baseline is the line on which the type rests.


Leading determines the amount of vertical space between baselines.


Kerning controls the spacing between two characters.


Tracking inserts uniform spacing between more than two characters in selected type. Use tracking to adjust the spacing of a word or an entire block of type.


Letterforms - You can modify the shapes of individual letters in a block of type by converting the block to type outlines or letterforms. When you create type outlines, each character becomes a separate object with compound paths outlining the character.



Chapter 9 Using Appearance Attributes, Styles, and Effects


Appearance Attributes - Appearance attributes are properties of an object—such as fills, strokes, transparency, effects, blending modes, or any combination of these—that affect its look without changing its structure. You can alter or remove  appearance attributes at any time. You can also save them as styles and apply them to other objects. You can edit an object that has a style applied to it at any time, plus edit the style—an enormous time-saver.


Effects - The Effect menu commands alter the appearance of an object without changing the underlying object. Many Effect commands also appear in the Filter menu, but only the Effect commands are fully editable. Applying an effect to an object automatically adds the effect to the object’s appearance attribute. You can select and edit the effect at any time using the Appearance palette.


Styles - A style is a named set of appearance attributes. By applying different styles, you can quickly and globally change the entire appearance of an object.


Filter - Similar to an Effect; but the it is not editable and changes the actual object.

For example, if you apply the Twirl command listed under the Filter menu to an ellipse and then save, close, and reopen the document, you cannot remove the twirl from the ellipse. The object has been changed and is no longer an ellipse. But if you apply the Twirl command listed under the Effect menu, you can use the Appearance palette to remove the Twirl appearance attribute at any time, and the object returns to the way it looked before you applied the Twirl effect--an ellipse.



Chapter 11 Creating Airbrush Effects

Mesh line -  When you create a mesh object, multiple lines called mesh lines crisscross the object and provide a way to easily manipulate color transitions on the object. By moving and editing points on the mesh lines, you can change the intensity of a color shift, or change the extent of a colored area on the object.


Mesh point - At the intersection of two mesh lines is a special kind of anchor point called a mesh point. Mesh points appear as diamonds and have all of the same properties as anchor points but with the added capability of accepting color. You can add and delete mesh points, edit the mesh points, or change the color associated with each mesh point

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