Why can’t I see my selection in Illustrator?

It turns out that this is a feature accessible in the view-menu called “hide edges”. It is easily toggled via ‘cmd-h’. Of course this is right next to a much more commonly used ‘cmd-g’ (for grouping).

Why can’t I see my selection in Illustrator?

In Illustrator open view menu and look for option “Show Bounding box” or “Hide Bounding Box”. If it says “Show Bounding box”, Select the option and check your workflow. Hope this solves your problem.

How do you show selection in Illustrator?

Choose Edit > Preferences > Selection & Anchor Display (Windows) or Illustrator > Preferences > Selection & Anchor Display (macOS).

How do I get my toolbar back in Illustrator?

If all of your Illustrator Toolbars are missing, most likely you bumped your “tab” key. To get them back, just hit the tab key again and presto they should appear.

How do you find the bounding box in Illustrator?

To show the bounding box, choose View > Show Bounding Box.

How do I use the Direct Selection tool in Illustrator?

Select the Direct Selection tool and click within two pixels of the segment, or drag a marquee over part of the segment. Shift-click or Shift-drag around additional path segments to select them. Select the Lasso tool and drag around part of the path segment. Shift-drag around additional path segments to select them.

How do you show direct selection tool?

Use the keyboard shortcut Cmd(Ctrl)-H to toggle between Show/Hide Edges. I had the same problem not seing any anchors with the the Direct Selection Tool. However not Showing edges was the solution but Cmd + H! Cmd+H is the shortcut for Show/Hide Edges.

What is the keyboard shortcut for the direct selection tool in Illustrator?

Select tools

Shortcuts Windows macOS
Artboard tool Shift + O Shift + O
Selection tool V V
Direct Selection tool A A
Magic Wand tool Y Y

How do you select and move in Illustrator?

Select one or more objects. Choose Object > Transform > Move. Note: When an object is selected, you can also double-click the Selection, Direct Selection, or Group Selection tool to open the Move dialog box.

Why is quick selection tool not working in Illustrator?

The cause is very simple: many designers are used to hitting ⇧⌘B (Mac) or Shift Ctrl B (Win) to set selected type to bold. But the shortcut doesn’t work that way in Illustrator ! In stead, it silently toggles the option to Show/Hide the Bounding Box.

How do I scale the selection tool in Illustrator?

Turn on the Bounding Box under the View Menu and select the object with the regular selection tool (black arrow). You should then be able to scale and rotate the object using this selection tool. The Selection tool has the same icon as the Free transform tool.

How do you get toolbar back?

You can use one of these to set which toolbars to show.

  1. “3-bar” menu button > Customize > Show/Hide Toolbars.
  2. View > Toolbars. You can tap the Alt key or press F10 to show the Menu Bar.
  3. Right-click empty toolbar area.


How do I enable control panel in Illustrator?

To hide or show all panels, including the toolbar and Control panel, press Tab. To hide or show all panels except the toolbar and Control panel, press Shift+Tab. Tip: You can temporarily display hidden panels if Auto-Show Hidden Panels is selected in Interface preferences. It’s always on in Illustrator.

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