In working with complex designs that contain lots of objects, it’s important to be able to select similar objects quickly and easily. That’s why Select Similar Objects has been added to the Control panel. If you draw some simple shapes, some of which share the same Stroke attributes, others the same Fill color, and others the same Opacity, you’ll see how it works. Select any one of the objects and then click on the Select Similar Objects pop-up menu just to the right of the Opacity section in the Control panel. As soon as you select the search attributes from the menu, all objects that share those attributes will be selected. Select another object and click on the Select Similar Objects button and the same selection options will be applied for this different object. That’s quick and easy!
Tip provided by Jeff Witchel, Certified Adobe® Training Provider.