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1: What are the basic shape tools? Describe how to tear or separate a group of shape tools away from the toolbox.
A1: There are six basic shape tools: ellipse, polygon, star, spiral, rectangle, and rounded rectangle. To separate a group of tools from the toolbox, hold the pointer over the tool that appears in the toolbox and press the mouse button until the group of tools appears. Without releasing the mouse button, drag to the triangle at the end of the group, and then release the mouse button to tear off the group.
2: How do you draw a square?
A2: To draw a square, select the rectangle tool ( ) in the toolbox, hold down Shift and drag to draw the square, or hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and click to enter equal dimensions for the width and height in the Rectangle dialog box.
3: How do you draw a triangle?
A3: To draw a triangle, select the polygon tool ( ) in the toolbox, start dragging to draw the shape, and press the Down Arrow key to reduce the number of sides to three. Or Alt/Option-click to enter the radius and number of sides in the Polygon dialog box.
4: Describe three ways to specify the size of a shape.
A4: To specify the size of a shape, you can do any of the following:
  • Select the shape and specify new dimensions in the W (width) and H (height) text boxes in the Transform palette.

  • Select the shape and then select the scale tool ( ) in the toolbox. Alt/Option-click to set the point of origin and specify the dimensions in the Scale dialog box (click Copy to make a scaled copy of the selected object).

  • Select the shape, and drag a side or corner handle of the shape's bounding box to resize its width, height, or both. (Shift-drag a corner handle to resize the selection proportionally.)

5: What is a quick way to transpose the color of an object's stroke with its fill color?
A5: A quick way to transpose the color of an object's stroke with its fill color is to select the object and then click the Swap Fill and Stroke button in the toolbox.


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