Adobe Illustrator: Keyboard Shortcuts Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which function key will hide/show the Colors panel?

    • A.

      F7

    • B.

      F6

    • C.

      F5

    • D.

      F4

    Correct Answer
    B. F6
    Explanation
    Pressing the F6 function key will hide/show the Colors panel.

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  • 2. 

    Pressing the letter ______ will set the Fill color to White and the Stroke color to Black.

    • A.

      S

    • B.

      F

    • C.

      X

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    D. D
    Explanation
    Pressing the letter "D" will set the Fill color to White and the Stroke color to Black.

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  • 3. 

    You will zoom in frequently as a graphic design to work on detailed objects.   While zoomed in you can press the _________ that activates the Hand tool and allows you to move around your artboard.

    • A.

      Spacebar

    • B.

      Control

    • C.

      Control key

    • D.

      Shift

    Correct Answer
    A. Spacebar
    Explanation
    When working on detailed objects in graphic design, it is common to zoom in for a closer look. While zoomed in, pressing the spacebar activates the Hand tool in design software, allowing the user to move around the artboard without changing the zoom level. This is a convenient way to navigate and explore different areas of the design while focusing on specific details.

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  • 4. 

    One of the most common vector objects in the ellipse tool.   A quick shortcut to activate this tool is pressing the letter ____ .

    • A.

      M

    • B.

      L

    • C.

      T

    • D.

      P

    Correct Answer
    B. L
    Explanation
    The correct answer is L. The explanation for this answer is that pressing the letter L is a quick shortcut to activate the ellipse tool, which is one of the most common vector objects.

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  • 5. 

    Which shortcut will activate the line tool?

    • A.

      >

    • B.

      L

    • C.

      /

    • D.

      \

    Correct Answer
    D. \
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "\". This is because the "\" key is the shortcut to activate the line tool in most design software programs.

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  • 6. 

    The letter ____ will switch Fill/Stroke color to the forefront.

    • A.

      D

    • B.

      X

    • C.

      S

    • D.

      Shift+X

    Correct Answer
    B. X
    Explanation
    Pressing the letter "X" will switch the Fill/Stroke color to the forefront.

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  • 7. 

    You want to close a file....use this two keystroke combination.

    • A.

      Control+Q

    • B.

      Control+C

    • C.

      Control+W

    • D.

      Control+O

    Correct Answer
    C. Control+W
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Control+W. This keystroke combination is commonly used to close a file in many applications and operating systems. By pressing the Control key and the W key simultaneously, the user can quickly and efficiently close the active file or window without needing to navigate through menus or use a mouse. This shortcut is widely recognized and can save time when working with multiple files or windows simultaneously.

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  • 8. 

    The Brushes panel is a very commonly used panel.  To activate the brush tool simply press the letter ____.

    • A.

      B

    • B.

      T

    • C.

      P

    • D.

      S

    Correct Answer
    A. B
    Explanation
    To activate the brush tool, simply press the letter B. The Brushes panel is commonly used for selecting and customizing brushes in various design and editing software. Pressing the letter B is a quick shortcut to activate the brush tool, allowing users to easily start using brushes for drawing, painting, or other creative tasks.

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  • 9. 

    To export a file out of the illustrator environment to be used for other places like the web you can choose File>Save for Web....what is the shortcut for File>Save for Web?

    • A.

      Control+S

    • B.

      Shift+Control+S

    • C.

      Alt+Shift+Control+S

    • D.

      Alt+Shift+Control+W

    Correct Answer
    C. Alt+Shift+Control+S
    Explanation
    The shortcut for File>Save for Web in Illustrator is Alt+Shift+Control+S. This keyboard shortcut allows users to quickly export a file out of the Illustrator environment to be used for other purposes such as the web.

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  • 10. 

    Color and more specifically exact color is always a step to be used in producing graphics.  To choose exact existing color press the letter ___ to activate the Eye Dropper Tool.

    • A.

      I

    • B.

      E

    • C.

      D

    • D.

      T

    Correct Answer
    A. I
    Explanation
    To choose an exact existing color, the Eye Dropper Tool needs to be activated. The Eye Dropper Tool allows users to sample colors from an image or graphic and apply them to other elements. By pressing the letter "I," the Eye Dropper Tool can be activated, enabling the selection of the desired color.

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  • 11. 

    What shortcut activates the Magic Wand which allows you to click an object area to make a selection?

    • A.

      O

    • B.

      M

    • C.

      Y

    • D.

      W

    Correct Answer
    C. Y
    Explanation
    The shortcut "Y" activates the Magic Wand tool in many graphic design and image editing software. This tool allows users to click on a specific area of an image or object to make a selection based on color and tone similarity. By pressing "Y", users can quickly access and utilize this tool for more efficient and precise selection processes.

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  • 12. 

    Pressing the question mark/forward slash key will....

    • A.

      Do nothing

    • B.

      Set colors to none

    • C.

      Set objects to lock

    • D.

      Close AI

    Correct Answer
    B. Set colors to none
    Explanation
    Pressing the question mark/forward slash key will set the colors to none. This means that the colors of the objects or elements being displayed will be removed or set to a neutral state, resulting in a lack of color.

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  • 13. 

    Which function key with hide/show the Colors panel?

    • A.

      F7

    • B.

      F4

    • C.

      F6

    • D.

      F5

    Correct Answer
    C. F6
    Explanation
    Pressing the F6 function key will hide/show the Colors panel.

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  • 14. 

    You want to close out a document.  You could click File>Close, but the quicker shortcut way is to press __________.

    • A.

      ALT+W

    • B.

      Control+W

    • C.

      Shift+W

    • D.

      Alt+Control+W

    Correct Answer
    B. Control+W
    Explanation
    Pressing Control+W is the quicker shortcut way to close out a document. This combination of keys is commonly used in many software applications to close the current window or document.

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  • 15. 

    There are two ways to activate the Hand Tool.  Press ____ or while you're zoomed in press __________

    • A.

      A, spacebar

    • B.

      H, spacebar

    • C.

      Spacebar, H

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. H, spacebar
    Explanation
    To activate the Hand Tool in the given scenario, you can either press the "H" key or press the spacebar while you are zoomed in.

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  • 16. 

    A _______ image is made of hundreds/thousand/millions of tiny squares of color information, referred to as either pixels or dots.

    • A.

      Png

    • B.

      Gif

    • C.

      Vector

    • D.

      Raster

    Correct Answer
    D. Raster
    Explanation
    A raster image is made up of numerous small squares called pixels or dots, which contain color information. This means that the image is composed of a grid-like structure, where each square represents a specific color. Raster images are commonly used in formats such as PNG and GIF, where the individual pixels come together to form the complete image.

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  • 17. 

    ___________ will swap the Fill and Strokes colors.

    • A.

      Shift + X

    • B.

      X

    • C.

      D

    • D.

      Shift+D

    Correct Answer
    A. Shift + X
    Explanation
    Pressing Shift + X will swap the Fill and Stroke colors in a design software or graphics editing program. This keyboard shortcut is commonly used to quickly switch between the two colors, allowing for easy adjustments and modifications to the visual elements of an image or artwork.

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  • 18. 

    A quick way to resize a brush is to press the _____________

    • A.

      Arrow keys

    • B.

      Greater than or less than keys

    • C.

      Bracket keys

    • D.

      Insert, delete keys

    Correct Answer
    C. Bracket keys
    Explanation
    Pressing the bracket keys is a quick way to resize a brush. The bracket keys consist of the "[" and "]" keys on the keyboard. These keys are commonly used in design software or image editing programs to adjust the size of a brush tool. Pressing the "[" key will decrease the brush size, while pressing the "]" key will increase the brush size. This shortcut allows users to easily adjust the brush size without the need to navigate through menus or use the mouse.

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  • 19. 

    You want to move an object one pixel at a time called "nudging".   The ___________ will accomplish this task.

    • A.

      Bracket keys

    • B.

      Select tool

    • C.

      Direct select tool

    • D.

      Arrow keys

    Correct Answer
    D. Arrow keys
    Explanation
    The arrow keys on a keyboard are commonly used to move objects one pixel at a time, a process known as "nudging". By pressing the arrow keys, you can incrementally move the object in the desired direction, allowing for precise adjustments. Therefore, the arrow keys are the appropriate tool for accomplishing this task.

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  • 20. 

    Layers break up all objects that are either grouped or ungrouped.  ______ is the key to press to view your layers to keep your work organized.

    • A.

      F5

    • B.

      F6

    • C.

      F7

    • D.

      F4

    Correct Answer
    C. F7
    Explanation
    Pressing the F7 key allows you to view your layers and keep your work organized. Layers are used to separate and organize different elements within a design or project, making it easier to manage and edit individual components. By breaking up grouped or ungrouped objects into layers, you can easily toggle their visibility and make adjustments as needed. Pressing F7 provides quick access to the layers panel, allowing you to efficiently organize and work with your design elements.

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  • 21. 

    You want to move to combine two objects use this tool?

    • A.

      Shape builder

    • B.

      Select

    • C.

      Blend

    • D.

      Pathfinder

    Correct Answer
    A. Shape builder
    Explanation
    The shape builder tool in Adobe Illustrator allows you to combine or merge multiple shapes into one by simply dragging the tool across the desired areas. It provides a quick and intuitive way to create complex shapes or combine existing ones without the need for complex manual adjustments. This tool is specifically designed for combining objects, making it the ideal choice for the given scenario.

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  • 22. 

    The Rectangle tool shortcut...

    • A.

      M & W

    • B.

      M

    • C.

      W

    • D.

      L

    Correct Answer
    B. M
    Explanation
    The Rectangle tool shortcut in Adobe Illustrator is M. When you press the M key, it activates the Rectangle tool, allowing you to draw rectangles and squares in your Illustrator document.

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  • 23. 

    Pressing the _______ with the select tool active you can copy an object or multiple objects.

    • A.

      Shift

    • B.

      Alt

    • C.

      Control

    • D.

      Spacebar

    Correct Answer
    B. Alt
    Explanation
    Pressing the Alt key with the select tool active allows you to copy an object or multiple objects.

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