Exploring selection preferences


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Exploring selection preferences

For the most part, Illustrator lets you select objects by clicking anywhere on that object, either on the path itself or its fill if it has one. This makes it really easy to make selections. However, sometimes those selections are made too easily and you don't get what you are looking for. For example, if I use my Direct Selection tool, you'll see that I can select the leaf just by clicking anywhere inside its fill. The same thing applies for the circles in the flowers or the flower itself. However if we go into Outline mode for a moment, you'll find that you cannot select artwork by clicking anywhere on the inside of the object.

You would need to actually click on the path itself to make that selection. Since I am using the Direct Selection tool, I am only selecting the individual anchor points. I would have to hold down my Option key to get the Group Selection tool to click, to actually select the entire object here. While it may seem primitive at first, when working with ver...

Exploring selection preferences
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Exploring selection preferences provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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