4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2013 10:06 AM by MW Design RSS

    Creating a rectangular marquee to select objects

    Skifclif

      I am trying to use the selection tool or the direct selection tool to create a rectangular marquee somewhere within the boundaries of an illustration.

       

      I want to select only those objects that are fully or partially within that marquee. 

       

      I can use the lasso to select objects in this way.

       

      But if I try to use the selection or direct selection tool, it selects and moves the first object I touch.

       

      I can use the selection tools and begin from outside the image area and create a rectangular marquee of selected objects.

       

      But I can't do this if I begin within the image.