Targeting object attributes


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Targeting object attributes

Back in chapter 4, we learned all about making selections inside of Illustrator. In other words, if I click on this object with my Selection tool, I can say that I've now selected that object. However, when it comes to appearances, we're going to learn a new term, something called Targeting. When I make a selection, I'm referring to the path itself. But when I'm targeting something, I'm talking about the appearance of that object. In this case, with this object that would mean I'm targeting the Fill and the Stroke.

So let's understand what that means. When I click on an object to select it with my Selection tool, I'm selecting the path, meaning if I now hold down my Option key and create a copy of that path, I am doing so, or if press Command+C, go to another document and press Command+V to copy and paste that object, I'm dealing with the path itself. However, say I wanted to change the opacity of this object. I wanted to make it transparent. Well, I'm...

Targeting object attributes
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Targeting object attributes 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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