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Real World Adobe by Mordy Golding

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2. Selecting and Editing Artwork

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The tools you will employ most often when using Illustrator on a day-to-day basis are the selection tools. The power of Illustrator lies not just in creating graphics but more so in editing and manipulating them. To perform just about any function in Illustrator (or nearly any computer graphics program, for that matter), you need to select something first. Without selections, Illustrator has no idea which of the objects in your document you want to modify.

Speaking of modifications, this chapter is full of them, in the form of tools and functions that affect vector paths. Experienced illustrators know that often ...

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