Selecting and grouping objects makes it easier to work with multiple objects as if they were a single object. Yet individual objects within the group can be edited as needed without having to ungroup them first. You can easily select, isolate, cut, copy, paste, move, and transform a grouped object. Using the Group function, you can ensure that all objects that make up the object stay together when you move, rotate, scale, or copy it.
To create a group from the object on the Artboard :
- Select the first object with the Selection tool and then hold down the Shift key and click on other object
- Go to Objects menu, and then click Group.
Other way is directly click ‘Group’ on the properties panel. On selected object ‘Group’ button will change to ‘Ungroup’.
Group created using above steps can also be verified in ‘Layers’ panel. Individual object when part of a group will show under ‘<Group>’. Below figure shows the layer panel details before and after creating group.
If you need to edit a single object in a group, you can ungroup all objects. To ungroup a grouped object:
- Click on any object in the group to select the entire group. The group is demarcated by a thin blue line.
- Right-click anywhere on the group and select “Ungroup” from the context menu that appears.
- Alternatively go to Object > Ungroup in the top menu bar.