This tool is symbolized by an arrow. It is the top button in the toolbar, and is also accessible with either F1 or S key. This is a fundamental tool in the program, since almost everything must be selected before it can be edited.
Working much like a hand, the Select tool also moves, scales, skews and rotates objects.
To move an object:
Drag to move the selection. Transformations (such as moving, scaling, rotating) are easy thanks to the two-way arrows. Click the selection a second time to access skew and rotating functions.
To scale (resize) an object:
To skew an object:
To rotate an object:
In some cases, you want to edit more than one object at once. So the Select tool can select more than one object at once.
To select more than one object, there are mainly two ways:
Each selected object is framed with a dashed line (known as the bounding box), while the two-way arrows for transformation are placed around the entire selection (one or more than one object).
You can combine the two methods: hold the Shift key to keep previously selected objects selected, and drag out a selection box to add more objects to the selection. Or vice versa works too. After selecting more than one object by dragging a selection box, hold the Shift key while you individually click on more objects.
Also notice how the Shift key allows you to sort of toggle a selection: click to add to the selection, click again to remove.
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