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Chapter 3. Modifying Simple Graphics > Selecting Partial Elements

Selecting Partial Elements

Sometimes, you want to select just a portion of a line segment, curve, or shape. You can use the arrow tool to draw a rectangle that selects just a slice of an element. The lasso tool is particularly good for this task, because it can select portions of various shapes.

To select part of a line or outline:

1.
Select the arrow or lasso tool.

2.
To make a selection, do one of the following:

  • With the arrow tool, click and drag out a rectangle that encloses just a piece of the line or outline; then release the mouse button (Figure 3.12).

    Figure 3.12. You can use the arrow tool to create a selection rectangle that selects a portion of a shape.


  • With the lasso, draw a shape that encloses just a piece of the line or outline (Figure 3.13).

    Figure 3.13. The lasso tool gives you greater freedom to select a particular arc of the oval.


  • With the lasso set to Polygon mode, create a series of line segments that enclose just a piece of the line or outline, and double-click to close the shape.

    Flash highlights only what was inside the rectangle or the shape drawn with the lasso.


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