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Selecting objects directly

  • Option to select objects by using intersecting or including marquee.
  • Select object using arbitrary marque regions with the lasso tool.
  • Select objects using the magic wand tool, based on styling similarity.
  • Select and transform individual shapes in composite shapes.
  • Select and transform individual objects inside groups.
  • Select and transform the content of linked images or graphics, for cropping and clipping.

Advanced selection commands

  • Select objects based on visibility or in the visible view area.
  • Select all objects below or above the current selection.
  • Select locked or hidden objects.
  • Select objects containing missing links.
  • Select objects based on attribute similarity.
  • Isolate editing inside a group of objects.
  • Draw, paste or place objects inside existing objects.

Reusable and automatic selections

  • Define any number of named markers, that can be associated with objects.
  • Select objects having specific markers.
  • Search for objects with specific markers, using the Find / Replace command.
  • Save object selections, and reselect the same objects later, using the Selections panel.

Powerful object alignment options

  • Use the Alignment panel to position objects relative to each other.
  • Align objects based on selection, stacking or geometric order.
  • Align to Selection, Key Object or to Artboard.
  • Align and distribute object reference locations relative to each other.
  • Create custom alignment schemes, using the More Options command of the Alignment panel menu.
  • Align objects sizes: resizing objects based on a selected object size.
  • Align multiple objects along a path.

Improved and extended grids and guidelines

  • Setup multiple grids at different angles.
  • Grids can be points or lines. Line grids may run in a single direction (at an angle).
  • Assign grids to an artboard, canvas or the whole document.
  • Adjust grid options from the Grid panel.
  • Drag and drop guidelines from the ruler.
  • Rotate guidelines to arbitrary angles, by selecting them around to the view margin.
  • Snap to rotated guideline directions.
  • Manage multiple guidelines and guideline groups in the Guideline panel.
  • Assign different guideline colors to different groups of guidelines.
  • Select and move multiple guidelines.
  • Create guidelines from objects or layers.

Advanced object snapping

  • Snap to object boundaries, when moving or resizing objects.
  • Snap object sizes to other object sizes, when resizing objects.
  • Snap to guideline angles when rotating objects, or drawing lines.
  • Snap points to object shapes, when editing curve nodes or moving objects.
  • Use collision snapping, to multiple arbitrarily shaped objects.
  • Snap to object formations, by detecting basic geometric locations.

Advanced object positioning tools

  • Use the gap tool, to adjust the gap between objects.
  • Use the collision tool, to move or rotate objects, aligning them to curved shapes.
  • Arrange objects in the stacking order, using various Arrange commands.
  • Scale, Skew, Rotate and Reflect objects using dedicated tools.