To select one object make sure that the Pointer toolis active and click on it once. Alternatively, you can click on the object name in the Layers panel.
To select multiple objects on canvas click and drag around objects you want to select (Pointer tool should be active in the toolbar). The objects will be highlighted. Release the mouse button to finish selection. All the object will be framed with the blue outline with 9 transform handles.
Holdingwhile clicking or dragging around objects will add them to the existing selection or remove them if they are already selected.
Alternatively, in the Layers panel you can:
- + click on the object name to select/deselect multiple objects one by one
- + click on the object name to start and finish continuous selection
By default, all objects that are touched by the marquee will be selected. In some cases, you may want to select only objects that are completely contained inside the markee boundaries. In such case usemodifier key while dragging.
Selecting objects that are one above the another can be tricky sometimes. Gravit Designer allows you to cycle through stacked objects usingmodifier key. Hold down and click once to select to topmost object, click again to select next object below and so on. Selected object will be highlighted.
Alternatively, you can overlapping objects in the context menu (point and right mouse click). At the very bottom, there is a Select option which lists every object under the cursor.
Selecting child elements in a group
If the object is a group object (Group, symbol or a compound shape), the first click will select the group. Click a second time to select the object within the group. To skip the first click you can tick the “Click-through this element” checkbox in Inspector panel when a group is selected.
Alternatively, for an object in a group, you can holdto directly select an individual object in the group(s).
Select objects with the same fill color
You can select all objects that have the same solid color fill on the current page and change that color at once. Go to used colors tab in color picker interface. Hold+ click on a color swatch. All the object that has this fill color and are placed in current page will briefly flash on the canvas. Now you can change the color and it will be replaced on all objects that it is used.
Select text with the same font
You can select all the textboxes in the document that contain the same Font Family. First Select a text box. Right-clickto show the context menu and choose option. All the text boxes that contain currently selected Font Family will be selected across all pages. You can now change the font in the Inspector panel. All the weights will be preserved if possible. For example, if you have several text boxes in Open Sans font with different weights (bold, italics) if the new font has them they will be used appropriately.
This trick works on all pages, groups, symbols and compound shapes.