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Chapter 6. Wrestling with the Drawing Canvas > Working Inside the Group Canvas

Working Inside the Group Canvas

All these neat shape interactions sound great until you really just want to drop an element onto a layer and have it act independently. Or instead, you might have painstakingly built some series of shapes into a final configuration, and you would rather not mess it up with other adjoining elements.

The answer lies in the powerful yet fairly obscure Group and Break Apart commands used for elements on the stage. These two options—found under Modify in the main menu—either already are, or will quickly become, a developer's go-to command during heavy design work. This fact is illustrated by the shortcuts they are assigned (for Group: Ctrl+G in Windows, Command-G on the Mac, and for Break Apart: Ctrl+B in Windows and Command-B on the Mac). After you create a group, you make changes to that set on the Group Canvas—a particular editing mode that isolates the group. This is covered later in this section.


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