Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Adobe Illustrator CS3 Tutorial: Saving Selections

'In my previous post, I tried to briefly explain the Selection Tools available in Illustrator CS3. Today I would like to complete that post with a description of another useful and very time saving feature, the option of Saving Selections.'

Assume that you have a mix of circles, stars and squares pretty much like the image shown below.


Now, let's say that you want to change the color of all the stars from amber to red. One way to do this, would be to select all the stars with the selection tool one by one while holding down the SHIFT key, and change the color to red.


Instead of doing just that... let's have a look on a more clever way to work and see how you can save your selections so you can quickly reuse them at other stages of the design thus saving you time.

So select all the stars, anyway you want and then go to the Select menu and choose Save selection... Now give a name to that selection. I used stars.



Great... Deselect the stars, and repeat the same procedure with the green circles. Name this second selection green circles. Now, if you did everything correctly, by clicking on the Select menu you should see your two saved selections at the bottom of the drop down menu.


So now let's say you deselect everything. if you want to change the stars fill color, just click and load the stars selection you created and saved earlier.


Do you perhaps want to change the green circles stroke? Piece of cake... Load the green circles selection and make it e.g. thicker.


Another cool characteristic of this feature is that if you save and close the file and come back a couple of days later, your selections will still be there for future reference. If you decide you no longer need one of the selections, you can easily click on the Select menu and choose edit selection. Click from the list on the selection you no longer need, press Delete and OK. The selection is gone.



When working with complicated designs that consist of many objects and shapes, saving the selections you frequently use, can prove extremely useful and saves you precious 'creative' time.

Thank you very much...


Related posts I think you should like...

1. Selection Tools
2. The Pathfinder Panel, PART 1
3. The Pathfinder Panel PART 2

25 comments:

DArtagnon.Reid said...

Helps me a lot, thanks. Is there any way to give your selections shortcut keys? So instead of Clicking Select > BlueSquares1, I can just type Alt+S > '2'?

Used Automobiles said...

I would like to know if anyone can help me in choosing a Photo shop CS3 tutorial ie: how the hell does it work??, can some one recommend for a beginner easy to learn interactive DVD. where to purchase? in Australia or the USA, ebay? photographic shops? etc.

Tutorials99 said...

Nice work.i really like this.
i found another site having fantastic good page Rank Tutorials
see link below

http://www.tutorials99.com

Costumes said...

CS4 and CS3 are they the same?. I am confusing what to use. Is it more comfortable if I will use the old one?

car mats said...

This is just fantastic, I just love it. We need more blogs like yours. You have great information and it’s really useful. I bookmarked this site and will come back.

vanity sink said...

Very happy to see your article, I very much to like and agree with your point of view. Thank you for sharing. At the same time,i love best pram very much .Welcome to look at my website and blog articles.Hope we can become good friends, and exchange and to help each other! Thanks!!

how to catch bass said...

Lovely article post about saving selection during creation.I liked.

Pharmacist License Defense said...

This is one of the most real blogs I have ever read. Nothing overcomes good first hand encounters on subjects. Thanks for being true about this.

Pharmacist License Defense said...

Very good article. It always come down to good content that people are interested in. Thank you for the guidelines.

Movers and Packers in Ghaziabad said...

Thats a great idea..There are lot of information here that are very useful fo us. Thanks a lot for this..

Become Ordained Online said...

It is a appreciable that you are too good to manage your blog because actual meaning of blog dies if irrelevant comments remain for long time.For good post knowledge based comments should be written so that people can learn from this blog.

Clipping Path said...

Great tutorial. I adore your work. It's very helpful.

boss lokito55 said...

Macaw Parrots For Sale Fennec Fox Pet For Sale
Hello, and welcome to our website for the best hand raised macaw parrots for sale. We pride ourselves in the best taming practices of macaws among aviaries. All of our macaws are bred in a disease-free Biosecure breeding sanctuary. They are well socialized, having been raised in our home as members of our own family in order for them to become ready to be a member of yours. They are quite comfortable around all ages, including the elderly and young children. When you purchase a bird from Us, we are committed to offering lifetime support and guidance to you and your family. Hand Raised Parrots for Sale, Macaw Parrots for Sale Macaw Parrots Aviary
Macaw Parrots For Sale
Macaw Parrots Aviary
Hand Raised Parrots for Salee
fennec foxes for sale near me
Fennec Foxes as Pets
Fennec Fox Pet For Sale
FENNEC FOX BREEDERS

boss lokito55 said...

Macaw Parrots For Sale Fennec Fox Pet For Sale
Hello, and welcome to our website for the best hand raised macaw parrots for sale. We pride ourselves in the best taming practices of macaws among aviaries. All of our macaws are bred in a disease-free Biosecure breeding sanctuary. They are well socialized, having been raised in our home as members of our own family in order for them to become ready to be a member of yours. They are quite comfortable around all ages, including the elderly and young children. When you purchase a bird from Us, we are committed to offering lifetime support and guidance to you and your family. Hand Raised Parrots for Sale, Macaw Parrots for Sale Macaw Parrots Aviary
Macaw Parrots For Sale
Macaw Parrots Aviary
Hand Raised Parrots for Salee
fennec foxes for sale near me
Fennec Foxes as Pets
Fennec Fox Pet For Sale
FENNEC FOX BREEDERS

Dr Tracy said...

Welcome to suplexmedshop Online Drugstore, BUY Xanax Online without prescription.
Looking to buy prescription drugs online discreetly?
You are at the right place! Here, you can buy drugs online without prescription and have it shipped and delivered to your location.
As part of our expansion, we equally ship to all 50 States within the USA, The UK, Canada, Australia and a whole lot of countries worldwide.

Buying prescription drugs like Actavis Promethazine – Codeine Cough Syrup has never been easier.
We equally employ the most discreet payment methods, Bitcoin being one of many. All to ensure your safety and discretion is guaranteed.
Buy Drugs Online Without Prescription .Actavis
Promethazine Cough Syrup with codeine
and Morphine Sulphate for Sale Online Without Prescription.
Actavis Promethazine.
How should I take Adderall?,
BUY Xanax Online
Buy Adderall Online
BUY DEMEROL ONLINE
BUY Promethazine Codeine
BUY ECSTACY ONLINE
BUY VYVANSE ONLINE
BUY Oxycodone ONLINE

420weedonlineshop said...

BEST PLACE TO BUY WEED AND VAPES ONLINE AT 420 WEED ONLINE SHOP
Like: Buy Alien Kush Online, Sour Space Candy Online, Buy Afghan Kush Online, Buy Master Kush OG Online, Buy Orange Fanta online, Girl Scout Cookie Strain, Buy Death Star Kush Online, Alley Cat Kush online, Buy Diesel OG Kush Online, Buy Abusive OG kush online, Buy Moonrock online , Buy UK Cheese Online, Buy Infinity Kush online, Buy Super skunk online

420weedonlineshop said...

BEST PLACE TO BUY WEED AND VAPES ONLINE AT 420 WEED ONLINE SHOP
Like: Buy Alien Kush Online, Sour Space Candy Online, Buy Afghan Kush Online, Buy Master Kush OG Online, Buy Orange Fanta online, Girl Scout Cookie Strain, Buy Death Star Kush Online, Alley Cat Kush online, Buy Diesel OG Kush Online, Buy Abusive OG kush online, Buy Moonrock online , Buy UK Cheese Online, Buy Infinity Kush online, Buy Super skunk online

420weedonlineshop said...

BEST PLACE TO BUY WEED AND VAPES ONLINE AT 420 WEED ONLINE SHOP
Like: Buy Alien Kush Online, Sour Space Candy Online, Buy Afghan Kush Online, Buy Master Kush OG Online, Buy Orange Fanta online, Girl Scout Cookie Strain, Buy Death Star Kush Online, Alley Cat Kush online, Buy Diesel OG Kush Online, Buy Abusive OG kush online, Buy Moonrock online , Buy UK Cheese Online, Buy Infinity Kush online, Buy Super skunk online

420weedonlineshop said...

BEST PLACE TO BUY WEED AND VAPES ONLINE AT 420 WEED ONLINE SHOP
Like: Buy Alien Kush Online, Sour Space Candy Online, Buy Afghan Kush Online, Buy Master Kush OG Online, Buy Orange Fanta online, Girl Scout Cookie Strain, Buy Death Star Kush Online, Alley Cat Kush online, Buy Diesel OG Kush Online, Buy Abusive OG kush online, Buy Moonrock online , Buy UK Cheese Online, Buy Infinity Kush online, Buy Super skunk online

420weedonlineshop said...

BEST PLACE TO BUY WEED AND VAPES ONLINE AT 420 WEED ONLINE SHOP
Like: Buy Alien Kush Online, Sour Space Candy Online, Buy Afghan Kush Online, Buy Master Kush OG Online, Buy Orange Fanta online, Girl Scout Cookie Strain, Buy Death Star Kush Online, Alley Cat Kush online, Buy Diesel OG Kush Online, Buy Abusive OG kush online, Buy Moonrock online , Buy UK Cheese Online, Buy Infinity Kush online, Buy Super skunk online

420weedonlineshop said...

BEST PLACE TO BUY WEED AND VAPES ONLINE AT 420 WEED ONLINE SHOP
Like: Buy Alien Kush Online, Sour Space Candy Online, Buy Afghan Kush Online, Buy Master Kush OG Online, Buy Orange Fanta online, Girl Scout Cookie Strain, Buy Death Star Kush Online, Alley Cat Kush online, Buy Diesel OG Kush Online, Buy Abusive OG kush online, Buy Moonrock online , Buy UK Cheese Online, Buy Infinity Kush online, Buy Super skunk online

Unknown said...

buy brass knuckles vape online
Dabwoods carts for sale
chronopoly carts review
Dank vapes cartridges
chronopoly carts flavors
organic smart carts
chronopoly carts price
Stiiizy flavors
Stiiizy for sale
high thc oils for sale
stiiizy cartridges
dankwoods for sale
chronopoly carts
cbd oil
stiiizy battery
Dank vapes for sale
kingpen
710 kingpen vape pen
kingpen cartridges for sale
chronopoly carts dirty sprite
Dabwoods review
gorilla glue exotic carts
mango kush dank vapes
Dank vapes flavors list
Dank vapes official account website
Dabwoods carts
brass knuckles carts
brass knuckles flavors
brass knuckles vape
brass knuckles vape battery
brass knuckles cartridges
chronopoly
how to roll a backwood
chronic carts
chronic carts for sale price
smart carts
dank vapes official

Unknown said...

stanky vapes

king cloud pens

Buy edibles online without medical card

Dank vapes full gram cartridges for sale

legit online dispensary shipping worldwide

skyblue vapor

online dispensary shipping worldwide

buy weed online legit

buy real weed online cheap

buy weed online cheap
pootie tang strain
blue rhino strain
buy real weed online
online dispensary shipping usa
buy marijuana online worldwide shipping
medicine man online dispensary legit
vuber atlas
vuber
speakeasy
buy weed online usa

Unknown said...

buy brass knuckles vape online
Dabwoods carts for sale
chronopoly carts review
Dank vapes cartridges
chronopoly carts flavors
organic smart carts
chronopoly carts price
Stiiizy flavors
Stiiizy for sale
high thc oils for sale
stiiizy cartridges
dankwoods for sale
chronopoly carts
cbd oil
stiiizy battery
Dank vapes for sale
kingpen
710 kingpen vape pen
kingpen cartridges for sale
chronopoly carts dirty sprite
Dabwoods review
gorilla glue exotic carts
mango kush dank vapes
Dank vapes flavors list
Dank vapes official account website
Dabwoods carts
brass knuckles carts
brass knuckles flavors
brass knuckles vape
brass knuckles vape battery
brass knuckles cartridges
chronopoly
how to roll a backwood
chronic carts
chronic carts for sale price
smart carts
dank vapes official

cannabis said...

Hash Oil for Sale: Cure your cancer, along with other diseases using
hash Oil ,cannabis oil, THC Oil. there are hash oil cartridges for sale online, hash oil for sale UK,Hash Oil for Sale Cananda , hash oil for sale California, cannabis oil for sale and pure cannabis oil services which are online based but not as guaranteed as MMJ Medico Dispensary. Hash Oil sale is being offered to patients looking for where to buy cannabis oil online, online weed dealers, live resin for sale, phoenix tears for sale, CBD oil for sale, Legal hash oil for sale, buy THC oil online, vaporizers for sale, buy real weed online, vape pens for sale, glass bongs for sale, Water pipes for sale,can you buy weed online , where can i buy weed online legally, Can I buy weed online?, how to buy weed online
thc vape juice for sale