- Setting Selection Preferences
- Selecting Lines with the Selection Tool
- Selecting Fills with the Selection Tool
- Using a Selection Rectangle
- Using the Lasso Tool
- Deselecting Elements
- Repositioning Elements Manually
- Repositioning Elements Numerically
- Basic Editing Tasks: Cut, Copy, Paste
- Editing Existing Elements with Assistance
- Moving End Points with the Selection Tool
- Moving Points with the Subselection Tool
- Reshaping Curves with the Selection Tool
- Reshaping Curves with the Subselection Tool
- Converting, Removing, and Adding Points
- Reshaping Fills
- Changing the Size of Graphic Elements
- Reorienting Graphic Elements
- Distorting Graphic Elements
- Changing the Envelope of Selected Elements
- Modifying Strokes
- Using the Eraser Tool in Normal Mode
- Using the Faucet Modifier
- Modifying Fill Colors
- Creating Solid Colors: Color Mixer Panel
- Creating New Gradients
- Creating Color Sets
- Putting Gradients to Work
- Modifying Applied Gradients
- Applying Attributes of One Graphic Element to Another
- Converting Lines to Fills
No matter what method you use to select items, there is just one way to deselect individual elements when you have several selected: You must Shift-click with the selection tool to remove items from a selection.
To deselect individual items:
- In the Toolbar, select the selection tool.
- Hold down the Shift key.
- Click any highlighted lines or fills you want to remove from the current selection.
Flash removes the highlighting from the item you just clicked (
Figure 3.12 With the selection tool selected, position the pointer over the element you want to remove from the selection (left). Shift-click the item to deselect it (right). Repeat the process to deselect another item.