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Hidden Gems in Adobe Illustrator

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Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book, shows you how to optimize content for use in projects such as websites, apps, and more.

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Selection Shortcuts

Selection Shortcuts

Who can’t use some easier ways to make selections? Here are a few:

  • Select > Same: Suppose you want to select a series of clouds you drew easily. Select one of them, then choose Select > Same > Fill & Stroke (or whatever formatting options they have in common).
  • Select > Object: This is one of my favorites. Suppose you have existing artwork that needs to align to the pixel grid. Instead of selecting everything one at a time, then aligning to the pixel grid in the Transform panel, you can choose Select > Object > Not Aligned To Pixel Grid.
  • Select > Reselect: Ever select some content, accidentally deselect, and wish you could get the selection back? If you immediately choose Select > Reselect, you can.