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Selecting Similar Objects

The Select menu provides a variety of powerful selection commands for you to use in a document or artboard. In addition to the common commands, such as All, Deselect, and Inverse, you can also select objects whose attributes (including Appearance, Blending Modes, Fill & Stroke, Opacity, and Stroke Color) are similar to the current or last selection. For more selection power, you can select objects based on the object type (including All on Same Layers, Direction Handles, Bristle Brush Strokes, Clipping Masks, Stray Points, Text Objects).

Use the Select Menu to Select Objects

  • yellow-circle-1.jpg Click the Select menu.

  • yellow-circle-2.jpg Select the command that you want:

    • All. Selects all objects in the document.
    • All on Active Artboard. Selects all objects in the active artboard.
    • Deselect. Deselects all objects in the document.
    • Reselect. Reselects the most recent selection.
    • Inverse. Inverses the current selection.
    • Next Object Above. Selects the next object above the current selection.
    • Next Object Below. Selects the next object below the current selection.
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Select Similar Objects or Object Attributes

  • yellow-circle-1.jpg Select an object on which to base the new selection or deselect all objects to base the new selection on the last selected object.

  • yellow-circle-2.jpg Click the Select menu, and then point to Same or Object.

  • yellow-circle-3.jpg Choose the command that you want to use to make a selection.

Select Objects in the Layers Panel

  • yellow-circle-1.jpg Open the Layers panel.

  • yellow-circle-2.jpg Click the expand/collapse triangle to display the layer that you want to select.

  • yellow-circle-3.jpg Click the selection area on the right side of the layer in the Layers panel that has the object that you want to select.

    • You can also click the Select menu, point to Object, and then click All on Same Layers to select all on a layer.
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