Editing Paths: Isolation Mode in Adobe® Illustrator®
All right, so here's something we can do as well. We now have these all cut up, right? Well now, here's what I want you to do. Go to the Selection tool. And you're gonna see that this is a group of objects. If you try now, and click on one of these shapes, you're not gonna be able to 'cause it's part of the group. That's actually kinda neat. So if I click away, and then click on the shape, I've got it. I'm gonna throw a little tip out here for working with groups, okay? If you have grouped artwork, there's a couple ways we can enter this and work with this. Why don't you go ahead and double click right on the beak, right on those shapes. Just double click with the Selection tool. We just entered Group Isolation Mode. Now try and click on one of those shapes. I know it's kinda hard to tell where they are, but just go ahead and click. This temporarily ungroups the group and lets you dig in and start to work with each piece. This is awesome, okay? Now, if you wanted to, you could click on...
one of those shapes right there, and we can change the fill, for instance. So I'll change the fill color up here, maybe. Just try something a little different. I've never seen that happen in my life. That is a little crazy. Why are you down here? Anyway. And then we can do the same and keep going if we want to, and keep editing, and paths, and do different things. Once we're done with this isolation, you can either press the Escape key or double click anywhere outside the shapes. So away from the shapes. And you're outside of the group. It's now grouped again, and we're outside of Isolation mode. Here's a little tip for ya, real quick. Sometimes diving into Isolation mode by double clicking is great, but sometimes you just need to quickly change the fill of something. Why don't you go ahead and deselect by clicking somewhere. Select the Direct Selection tool. Now I know this artwork, pretend that I know that that's a group. Go ahead and select the Direct Selection tool. If you come up to a shape, let's say like, the orange one here, whatever you did, and you just click, you've just selected a part of a group without having to ungroup or to go into Isolation mode. Now there's some things I can do here. I can now go change the fill, the stroke, whatever I need. This is just a quick way to kinda jump into something in a group. Okay.