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How to move and selection tools
use in illustrator


The Toolbar

As you work through the post, you’ll notice letters next to some of the tools. These are keyboard shortcuts you can use instead of moving the mouse to the click on the required tool. Not only can these shortcuts save a bit of time when you are making lots of changes but, more importantly, they can also make you feel like a pro. Let’s get started.
    • selection
    • Selection tool (Keyboard: V )
    • Of all the Adobe Illustrator tools, the Selection tools will be the ones used most frequently. Conveniently located right at the top of the toolbar, the Selection tools are used to perform actions such as moving, adjusting or apply settings to parts.
    • select_paths
    • Direct Selection tool (Keyboard: shift + A )
    • This tool selects specific parts of objects, whether they be points or path segments. When clicking and dragging a point, you can see it moves around without the other points moving. You can also click and drag whole segments or delete selected segments when using the Direct Selection tool.
    • group selection
    • Group Selection tool
    • The Group Selection tool selects objects and groups within groups. See Select objects and groups with the Group Selection tool.
    • magic wand
    • Magic Wand tool (Y)
    • The Magic Wand tool selects objects with similar attributes. See Select objects with the Magic Wand tool.
    • Lasso
    • Lasso tool (Q)
    • The Lasso tool (Q) selects points or path segments within objects. See Select objects with the Lasso tool.
    • artboard
    • Artboard tool
    • The Artboard tool creates separate artboards for printing or export. See Create an artboard.


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