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Visual QuickStart Guide Illustrator CS2 for Windows and Macintosh by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 8. Select

In this chapter, you’ll learn many methods for selecting objects for editing, including five tools, a host of Select menu commands, and the Layers palette. Once you master these fundamental skills, you’ll be ready to learn how to copy and align objects (next chapter), and from there you can plunge into all the fun stuff— recoloring, transforming, reshaping, applying effects, etc.

Selection Tools

Only selected objects can be modified, so before learning how to modify objects you have to know how to select and deselect them.

The Five Selection Tools

This description of the basic functions of the selection tools will help prepare you for the step-by-step instructions that follow.

Use the Selection tool (V) to select or move whole paths ...

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