Selecting artwork beneath other objects


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Selecting artwork beneath other objects

As we know inside of Illustrator, artwork has something called a stacking order. That means that as you draw vector graphics, objects appear on top of each other or beneath each other. As you can see up here with these flowers, one flower appears on top of this flower that appears beneath. When you try to make selections however, it can sometimes be difficult to select the object that appear beneath other objects because they're currently hidden from view. For example, let's focus on this one area over here. I'm going to zoom in on just this part right here and I'm also going to use my regular Selection tool to double-click on this group to isolate it.

Now I'm inside of a group. If I were to click right over here, I would select this object that you can see but if I want to select a background object I would need to click over here to select it because if I click here, this object is in front of it. However, many times when you had very complex artwork there may not be...

Selecting artwork beneath other objects
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Selecting artwork beneath other objects 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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