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Lesson 1. FreeHand Basics > Grouping Items

Grouping Items

As you create your drawings in FreeHand, you’ll begin to notice that even simple drawings are composed of many elements. The camera you created in this lesson uses only lines, circles, and rectangles, but it consists of more than 10 objects. If you want to move the camera on the page or to resize it, you must first select all of its elements. With this example, that might not be too difficult, but as your drawings become more complex, keeping portions of your drawing grouped together as one object will make managing your documents easier.

To make sure that objects stay together when you move or resize them, you can group them. Once grouped, they behave as one object instead of many. You will use your camera drawing in several places. Grouping all of its elements will make it easier to copy the camera as one element for use in other documents.


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