6th June 2016, 01:12 PM
Illustrator Basics: Using the Magic Wand Tool
When it comes to selecting objects in Adobe Illustrator, you have several different ways to approach this task. Whether you’re a “drag across all objects” kind of guy, or a “shift-click to select each item” sort of gal, the point is that many roads will lead you to your destination. One technique I use—once I remind myself that it exists—is employing the Magic Wand tool. With “magic” in the name, I don’t know why I often forget about it. It’s a great option for me, because I have the bad habit of accidentally assigning two very similar colors to objects. As a result, I’ll have objects that are all red, but not the same red. If you’re one of those people, the Magic Wand tool might be your new best friend! Magic Wand Tool Basics Illustrator’s Magic Wand tool is found in the Tools panel, just below the Selection tool. To set the options for using the tool, either double-click it in the panel, or choose Magic Wand from the Window menu. In the Magic Wand panel, you indicate which attributes need to be similar for the Magic Wand to select multiple items. Your options include: Fill Color, Stroke Color, Stroke Weight, Opacity, [...]
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