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Lesson 3. Painting > Review questions

Review questions

1: Describe three ways to fill an object with color.
A1: To fill an object with color, select it and select the Fill box in the toolbox. Then do one of the following:
  • Click a color in the color bar in the Color palette.

  • Drag the color sliders or type in values in the % text boxes in the Color palette.

  • Click a color swatch in the Swatches palette.

  • Select the eyedropper tool ( ), and click a color in the artwork.

  • Drag and drop an appearance thumbnail onto a shape in the artwork.

  • Choose Window > Swatch Libraries to open another color library, and click a color swatch in the color library palette.

2: How can you save a color?
A2: You can save a color for painting other objects in your artwork by adding it to the Swatches palette. Select the color, and do one of the following:
  • Drag it from the Fill box and drop it over the Swatches palette.

  • Click the New Swatch button in the bottom of the Swatches palette.

  • Choose New Swatch from the Swatches palette menu.

You can also add colors from other color libraries by selecting them in the color library palette and choosing Add to Swatches from the palette menu.

3: How do you name a color?
A3: To name a color, double-click the color swatch in the Swatches palette or select it and choose Swatch Options from the palette menu. Type the name for the color in the Swatch Options dialog box.
4: How do you restore the original set of colors in the Swatches palette?
A4: To restore the original set of colors in the Swatches palette, choose Window > Swatch Libraries > Default. This palette contains all of the original swatches that appear by default before you customize the Swatches palette.
5: How do you paint a shape with a transparent color?
A5: To paint a shape with a transparent color, select the shape and fill it with any color. Then adjust the opacity percentage in the Transparency palette to less than 100%.
6: How can you desaturate a color?
A6: To desaturate a color, select the color and Shift-drag a slider to the left in the Color palette. Shift-dragging the slider causes the other sliders to move in tandem so the hue won't change.
7: What is a quick way to view all the pattern swatches in the Swatches palette?
A7: A quick way to view all the pattern swatches in the Swatches palette is to click the Show Pattern Swatches button at the bottom of the palette.
8: What are the four types of brushes that you can paint the fill or stroke of objects with?
A8: The four types of brushes are Calligraphic, Scatter, Art, and Pattern.


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