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Selecting Text Objects - Adobe Illustrator Tutorial


Jacquelin Vanderwood

February 2005

Here we have a graphic with all kinds of text. It seems next to impossible to go and select text as it appears especially since there are also layered text on top of one another. So how can we proceed to select in Illustrator?

Begin by opening Select and choosing Object.

Under Object you'll find the selection, Text Objects. Go ahead and click on it.

Notice how it has selected all of the text on the layer. 

Suppose you don't want to select the shadow under the text. How do you do that?

You would again go to Select and then choose Next Object Below or Ctrl+Alt+[.

Let's say you have finally achieved the text selection needed but you don't want to have to try and select it again in the future. How do you accomplish that task?

Go back to Select and choose Save Selection. Give it a name and save.

You can choose the saved selection and press OK to edit it.

If I want to bring that saved text back to work on it, how do I do that? Under Select choose Edit Selection. Here you can change the name or delete the item selection.


Copyright (c) 2005, Jacquelin Vanderwood, All Rights Reserved


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