You must select objects before you can change them. You can select one object, covered objects, multiple objects, all objects, or multiple groups of objects. When you select a single object, a highlighting box with eight transformation handles surrounds the object. When you select multiple objects, the highlighting box expands to surround all of the objects.
You can select multiple objects, but only one object is active. The active object is outlined by a dashed outline called a marquee. You can edit the active object by filling it and applying special effects to it.
When you finish making changes to the selected objects, you can deselect them.
The highlighting box indicates that both objects are selected. The object marquee appears around the active object.
To select objects
Do the following
In the toolbox, click the Object pick tool , and click an object.
All objects in an image
Click ObjectsSelect all.
An object covered by another object
In the toolbox, click the Objectpick tool . Hold down Alt, and click until the highlighting box of a covered object displays. This shortcut key allows you to cycle through layered objects.
In the toolbox, click the Objectpick tool . Click one object, hold down Shift, and click the other objects.
Multiple groups of objects
In the toolbox, click the Objectpick tool . Click an object in one group, hold down Shift, and click an object from each group you want to select.
When the Marquee visible command in the Object menu is enabled, a dashed outline, called a marquee, surrounds the active object.
If the background is selected before you click ObjectsSelect all, it is added to the selection — all objects and the background are now selected. If an object is selected before you click ObjectsSelect all, the background is not included in the selection.
You can select an object by clicking a thumbnail in the Objects docker. If the Objects docker is not open, click WindowDockersObjects.
You can also select objects in the Objects docker stacking order using the following shortcut keys: press Shift + N to select the object above the current object; Shift + P to select the object below the current object; Shift + T to select the top object in the stacking order; and Shift + B to select the bottom object.
To deselect objects
Do the following
In the toolbox, click the Object pick tool . Click anywhere outside the object’s highlighting box.
Click the Objectpick tool, hold down Shift, and click each object in the image window.
Click the Object pick tool, and click the background.