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1: How do you delete saved options for a tool?

A.   File a service request with your IT department

B.   Use the Delete Options Button on the Tool Options dialog

C.   Find the file in Windows Explorer and use the delete key

D.   Right click on the tool and delete it

2: What is a Palette?

A.   A board artists use to apply paint

B.   A set of discrete colors

C.   A color selector for dipping brushes with the mouse

3: In order to create a symmetrical bi-linear gradient, the Blend Tool must be dragged from the

A.   left side of the image.

B.   top of the image.

C.   bottom of the image.

D.   center of the image.

4: Distort filters are used to do what to an image?

A.   Remove atmospheric distortion

B.   Fix out of focus images

C.   Create special effects

D.   Correct hues created by color filters

5: How can you see all the images you have open?

A.   use ALT+TAB to scroll through them

B.   All of these are correct

C.   Click on the Active image thumbnail to open the Images dialog

D.   Use the Windows menu

6: How can a selection be feathered?

A.   Manually with the Paintbrush tool.

B.   By using the Feather tool afterwards only.

C.   By pre-selecting a feather amount in tool options only.

D.   By pre-selecting a feathering amount in tool options, or by using the Feather tool afterwards.

7: Which of the following operations CANNOT be undone with the Undo Tool?

A.   Increasing the image size.

B.   Rotating the image.

C.   Zooming in with the Zoom Tool.

D.   Inverting the colors of the image.

8: What happens to the Undo History when an image is closed?

A.   It is deleted.

B.   It is saved as a separate file.

C.   It is saved into the image metadata.

D.   It is saved as a series of images.

9: How are palettes accessed in GIMP?

A.   There are no palettes in GIMP

B.   By using the Palettes dialog

C.   By clicking the Paths dialog

D.   By typing Palettes with the keyboard

10: Why does the shape of the cursor change when inside the image window?

A.   To blend in with the image

B.   To indicate which tool is active

C.   To make it easier to see

D.   To stand out from the image

11: What is meant by the term tileable pattern?

A.   The pattern can be sent to a ceramic shop and made into custom tiles

B.   The pattern can be adjoined left to right or top to bottom without creating seams

C.   It can be used in architectural drawings of kitchens

D.   The pattern has white spaces between each repetition

12: What is one use for guides?

A.   Help with positioning an object accurately

B.   Guides you through the process

C.   To keep you from getting lost

D.   You can send a guide for coffee

13: How do you save specific settings for a tool so you can use them again later?

A.   Use the toolbox command

B.   Use the Saveas command

C.   Custom settings cannot be saved

D.   Use the Save Options to button on the Tool Options dialog

14: What purpose does the alpha channel serve?

A.   Sets the color index for every layer

B.   Encodes information about layer transparency

C.   It is the first channel in an image

D.   Tells all the other layers what color to be

15: How do you start the Paths tool?

A.   Use the hotkey B

B.   All of these are correct

C.   Use Tools>Paths from the image menu

D.   Select the relevent icon in the toolbox

16: What mode must the image be in order for the Colorify filter to be used?

A.   Indexed


C.   RGB

D.   Grayscale

17: What tool do you use to trim unwanted information from a photo?

A.   Use the Crop tool

B.   Use the Resize button

C.   Use the Eraser

D.   Use the Trim tool

18: What is a gradient?

A.   A set of colors arranged in a linear order

B.   A group of colors randomly selected and placed in a set

C.   The meaure of angle in a photographic image

D.   A tool to make road drawings smooth

19: How do group your favorite tools for easy access?

A.   Use a coding editor to change the positions of the windows

B.   Use the Tools dialog

C.   Tools cannot be grouped

D.   Open several dialogs at one time

20: What does a palette allow you to do in GIMP?

A.   Paint with gradients

B.   Paint with a selected set of colors

C.   Store colorwheel files

D.   Use 16 million colors at the same time

21: What do the commands in the zoom submenu do?

A.   Change the magnification level of the image

B.   Makes the computer run faster

C.   Change the image size

D.   Stretches the image to fit in the window

22: In a JPEG file, what happens if image compression is increased?

A.   You have to use a decompressor to open the file

B.   It takes longer to open the file

C.   The file takes up more space

D.   Image quality decreases

23: How does the Emboss filter change the image's appearance?

A.   Makes the image black and white

B.   Gives the appearance of being stamped and carved

C.   Adds a raised letter text tag

D.   Inverts the colors

24: How do you change the active pattern?

A.   Draw a new pattern

B.   Click on the pattern in the toolbox and use the dialog

C.   Type in Pattern

D.   Import a new pattern from a pattern website

25: The term Units refers to what?

A.   The unit of measure in the image

B.   The distance from one corner of the image to the other

C.   The amount of ram required to edit the image

D.   The number of editing sessions for an image

26: How do you return tool settings to their default values?

A.   Exit the program and restart

B.   Use the Reset Options Button on the Tool Options dialog

C.   Use the Restore menu

D.   Default settings cannot be restored

27: How many fonts can you use with GIMP?

A.   Almost any font ever created can be used with GIMP

B.   Only Windows True Type fonts can be used

C.   GIMP supports a dozen fonts

D.   Only one font at a time may be used in an image

28: What must you do to use an image produced in GIMP in another program?

A.   All programs support GIMP's native format

B.   You cannot use GIMP images in other programs

C.   Export a file format that the program can use

D.   Copy the file to the other program's folder

29: What tools may be used to paint on a QuickMask?

A.   Only the eraser

B.   Only the Brush tool

C.   Any drawing tool and the Bucket Fill tool

D.   Only the Pencil tool

30: How do you recall saved settings for a tool?

A.   Use the Restore Options button on the Tool Options dialog

B.   Exit the program and restart

C.   Start with an image that used those settings and copy

D.   Use the Restore menu

31: How do you change the size of a brush?

A.   By typing Brushsize at the keyboard

B.   By trimming the brush with scissors

C.   By using the scale slider

D.   By erasing the bits that are too big

32: How do specifiy which portion of an image you want to modify?

A.   Cut and paste the part you want into a new image

B.   Use the Selection tools

C.   Draw a red circle around it

D.   Use the View Selection command

33: How do you change the colors in the basic palette?

A.   Use the paintbucket tool

B.   Click on the color and use the Color Editor

C.   Use the color adjustment on your monitor

D.   Type in Change Color

34: How do you create new gradients?

A.   Use the Gradient Editor

B.   Use the Brush tool to edit existing tools

C.   Use the Paint program that comes with Microsoft operating systems

D.   Use the Toolbox Editor

35: How does GIMP make text editable?

A.   By putting text on top of all the other layers

B.   By blending text into the background color

C.   By placing each text item on a separate text layer

D.   You cannot use text in GIMP

36: How can you access help for an unfamiliar tool?

A.   Read the manual

B.   Search the help files index

C.   Hover the mouse over the tool and press F1

D.   Search the internet

37: The GIMP's native format is

A.   .PNG

B.   .XCF

C.   .GMP

D.   .PSD

38: What must a file have in order to save it with alpha transparency?

A.   A transparent layer

B.   Both an alpha and beta channel

C.   An alpha channel

D.   A green layer

39: How do you manipulate text to create special effects outside the text editor?

A.   Explode the text

B.   Convert the text item into a selection or path

C.   Export the text to a raster based drawing program

D.   Text may only be edited with the text editor

40: How many images can you open at a time?

A.   Ten is the maximum

B.   As many as your computer will handle

C.   One at a time

D.   No more than twelve

41: What must you do with floating selections before you can edit them?

A.   Paste the contents onto an existing layer

B.   Anchor to an existing layer or convert to a normal layer

C.   Hide all the existing layers

D.   Create an alpha channel in the selection

42: A pixmap or set of pixmaps used for painting is called what in GIMP?

A.   Trowel

B.   Eraser

C.   Brush

D.   Knife

43: What does selecting a layer mode do?

A.   Temporarily hides the layer from view

B.   Copies the layer to all the other layers

C.   Locks the layer so that it can't be changed

D.   Changes the appearance of the layer or image based on underlying layers

44: What images can be used to create brushes?

A.   Only images copied with GIMP

B.   Images cannot be used to create brushes

C.   Only images created in GIMP

D.   Almost any image

45: Transparency can be completely eliminated by...

A.   adding an Alpha Channel.

B.   adding a Layer Mask.

C.   removing the Alpha Channel.

D.   Semi-Flattening the image.

46: What can you do with the Tool Options dialog?

A.   Preview how a tool works

B.   Set various options for the selected tool

C.   Change the tool icons

D.   Change which tools are available

47: How do you toggle QuickMask on and off?

A.   Small button in the lower left corner of the image screen

B.   Type in QM on the keyboard

C.   Click the first button at the bottom left of the toolbox

D.   Double click the title bar

48: What does the HSV noise filter do?

A.   Despeckles an image

B.   Cleans up the audio in a movie clip

C.   Adds noise to the active layer or selection to create a grainy effect

D.   Removes noise from the active selection or layer

49: After adding a new brush to GIMP's search path, what must you do to make it visible in the toolbox?

A.   You cannot add new brushes

B.   Hit the Refresh button to reindex the brush directory

C.   Drag and drop the brush file onto the image window

D.   Click on Use New Brush with the mouse

50: Instead of tracing around an area of interest, which tool allows you to paint your selection?

A.   QuickPaint

B.   QuickMask

C.   MaskIt

D.   PaintQuick