What you'll need
In order to edit your artwork, you’ll need to be able to select it. You’ll learn how to select artwork in a variety of ways, including selecting content with similar appearance properties, adding or removing from a selection, isolating content, and more.
Select similar content
- To select content that shares formatting, select content with the Selection tool, then choose Select > Same > attribute (Fill Color, for instance).
Add or remove from the selection
- To deselect content or add content to a selection, press the Shift key and click the content.
Enter Isolation mode to focus on the content
- Double-click the content to enter Isolation mode so you cannot select other artwork and can focus on the selected content.
Easily select multiple anchor points
- To select a series of anchor points, select the Lasso tool in the Tools panel and drag around the anchor points.
View outlines to select artwork easier
- To make it easier to select the content, choose View > Outline to temporarily strip the artwork to black strokes and remove the fills.
Select content from the Layers panel
- To select content from the Layers panel, click Locate Object at the bottom of the Layers panel to reveal selected content in the layers.
- To select content in the document, click the selection column to the far right of the layer name in the Layers panel.
Presenter: Brian Wood