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Chapter 5. Objects Basics > Deleting objects

Deleting objects

You'll be creating lots of different shapes in this chapter, and your artboard may start to get crowded with junk. To remove an object that you've just created, Undo (Cmd-Z/Ctrl-Z). To remove an object that's been lying around, follow these instructions.

To delete one object:

1.
Choose the Selection tool (V), then click on the object you want to delete.

or

Choose the Lasso tool, then drag around the object you want to delete.

2.
Press Delete/Backspace or Del or choose Edit > Clear or Cut.

  • If you're using the Direct-selection tool and only some of the object's points are selected, press Delete/Backspace twice.


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