Understanding the difference between targeting and selecting


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Understanding the difference between targeting and selecting

So we know that it's possible to add attributes or Live Effects directly to a group. But the question you might be asking yourself is, how does Illustrator know when you want to apply an effect to a group or to the actual objects themselves? The answer lies in understanding the difference between something called selecting inside of Illustrator and targeting. Let's understand exactly what those two different terms mean. We've already established that inside of Illustrator we have these two concepts of structure and presentation. Structure refers to an object's path, meaning the anchor points and the actual control handles.

And the presentation refers to do things like fill, strokes, and Live Effects. Now in Illustrator, if I use, for example, my regular Selection tool like I have right here, and I click on an object then I ask you, "Hey, what did I just do?" You will say, "Oh, you selected that object." This is true, but I have also done something else. I&...

Understanding the difference between targeting and selecting
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Understanding the difference between targeting and selecting provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Rethinking the Essentials

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Design
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Illustrator
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