You’re working with the Direct Selection tool to adjust the position and handles of the anchor points in a variety of flowing curvy paths that are part of a group. One path is finally just right and you need to select it and move it into position in the design and continue editing the next path. Is there a way to switch to the Group Selection tool when using the Direct Selection tool? This would be a huge time saver with the number of paths that need to be edited and moved.

When using the Direct Selection tool, hold down the Option key (Alt key on PC) to temporarily access the Group Selection tool. The reverse is true as well. If you’re using the Group Selection tool, the keyboard shortcut will temporarily activate the Direct Selection tool.

Tip provided by Jeff Witchel, Certified Adobe Training Provider.

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