This question is for Illustrator CS5.
I can't seem to figure out how to fix this problem. I vaguely recall finding a solution in CS4, but cannot recall how it was achieved:
Scenario: If I have a number of shapes on top of each other, with, for example, a drop shadow on the top shape, whenever I try and select the shape below it (it is peeking out from beneath the top shape, so I click on this 'peeking' section of the shape to try and select it) I cannot - it just selects the top shape as the top shape's drop shadow is 'blocking' the shape below it. Make sense?
How do I go about about remedying this? I seem to recall being able to tell Illustrator to ignore 'effects' when making selections in CS4, but cannot work out how to do this in CS5. And is there a way to refine the 'sensitivity' or selection radius when clicking to make selections?
Hopefully someone with the knowledge can please advise?
Never heard of ignore effscts for this.
Couple way to solve this
For #1 to work, don't click too fast, or else your clicks will register as a double click rather than a 2nd clikc (depending on what you have set in you Keyboard preferences).
I mention #3 cause this is a very useful tool for cleaning up and grouping complex documents, when you want to select multiple elements.
I actually knew about the CMD click to select elements underneath, but had forgotten about it! Suggestion no.3 is new to me, so thanks for that.
I perhaps dreamt about the option in 'Preferences' for Illustrator to ignore effects when selecting with the cursor - I was sure I'd done it in CS4. Oh well.