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Select Objects By Attribute

Working with Adobe illustrator is quick and easy when creating vector graphics. Sometimes, we end up working on large projects that can get complicated quickly. Let’s say you have a project where there’s not a lot of space in between each shape. Trying to select specific objects can be difficult, especially if they overlap. Being able to select objects in your document by specific attributes can come in handy. If you have a densely populated, complicated design, being able to select shapes that all shared the same color can save you minutes of searching and clicking. It can also save you from mistakenly clicking on the wrong objects. In this tutorial video, or show you how to select objects that are the same color, or that share the same attributes.

If you have 50 circles that are all a specific color of red, and they’re mixed in with 50 other circles of assorted colors, it can take you a few minutes to select all of the red circles by hand. Doing this is what I consider to be the hard way. Being able to select all of the red circles instantly literally saves you minutes of work each time. This is a lifesaver for extremely decorative or intricate designs.

Select objects by attribute in Illustrator

I like the fact that you have to ways to make these types of selections. The first way is to go through the menu system at the top of the illustrator interface. The second way is to click on the options found on the far right portion of the options bar inside of the illustrator UI. Having this capability at your fingertips makes the process of making selections in illustrator a snap.

Do you have any questions about how to select objects attribute in illustrator? If so, feel free to leave them in the comments section below and I’ll help you as soon as possible.