To select an object

  1. Using the Select Objects tool , click the object or drag a dotted rectangle, also called a marquee or bounding outline, around the object.
    Figure 1. Dragging a marquee around the object to select the entire graphic.

    • If you select a line-art object or a pixel image you will see that the object’s outline is drawn on top of it, together with the anchor points (for line art). If you enabled the center selection handle in the PitStop Pro preferences, a point of origin on the center of the object’s bounding box will appear as well, as in the above graphic.
    • If you select text, you will see that an outline is drawn along its baseline with an extra anchor at the left of the text line. These anchors are not active; they cannot be used to resize the object. If you double-click a text segment, the entire logical text line is selected.
    • Clicking on a compound path selects only the segment of the path that was clicked upon. Double-clicking such a compound path selects the complete object.

    1. Single click on a compound path.

    2. Double-clicking a compound path to select the complete object.

    • You can select an object that is masked by clicking on the (invisible) part of the object outside of the mask. The order of objects is retained. This means that an overlaying invisible (masked) rectangle will be selected instead of an underlying visible object when clicked. The mask itself can be selected by clicking on its (invisible) outline. If you move the cursor over an invisible mask, the pointer will be inverted. Double-clicking the mask selects the entire mask group. If you double-click a masked image, the first mask belonging to the image is selected.