Selecting, grouping, and isolating


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Selecting, grouping, and isolating

In this exercise, I'm going to show you how to select group and isolate objects inside Illustrator. These are three essential skills for getting work done inside the program. I've opened a file called Woodymobile .ai found inside the Exercise Files folder, so name for this sign that features a station wagon with the word woody underneath it. And I'm going to go ahead and zoom in a click here. Now Illustrator provides two selection tools right here at the top of the toolbox. Officially, they go by the names Selection tool and Direct Selection tool.

However, I prefer to call them what they are which is the Black Arrow tool and the White Arrow tool. And you'll see that there's some additional purpose behind this naming convention. Now the Black Arrow tool, or if you prefer a Selection tool, allows you to select whole objects at a time, the really big stuff, whereas the White Arrow or Direct Selection tool allows you to select the elements inside of those objects, and I...

Selecting, grouping, and isolating
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Selecting, grouping, and isolating provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Up and Running with Illustrator

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