2. Techniques for Selecting Artwork

Lesson overview

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Differentiate between the various selection tools and use various selection techniques.

  • Recognize Smart Guides.

  • Save selections for future use.

  • Hide and lock items.

  • Use tools and commands to align shapes and points to each other and the artboard.

  • Group and ungroup items.

  • Work in Isolation mode.


This lesson will take about 45 minutes to complete. To get the lesson files used in this chapter, download them from the web page for this book at www.adobepress.com/IllustratorCIB2020. For more information, see “Accessing the lesson files and ...

Get Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book (2020 release) now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.