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Choose the Best Selection Tool for the Job

Trying to determine when to use the Selection tool (V) versus the Direct Selection tool (A)? Here’s a simple suggestion: Think of the Selection tool as the “move” tool and the Direct Selection tool as the “reshaping” tool. Actually, I suppose that the Selection tool should be thought of as the move/resize tool, since those are the two functions it performs. So, anytime you need to decide between tools, ask yourself, “Do I need to move/resize the object or reshape it?” That will help you pick the correct selection tool.


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