- 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).
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.