Select multiple paths in Adobe illustrator iPad like desktop but without a keyboard

Explorer ,
Dec 21, 2020 Dec 21, 2020

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Is there a way to select multiple paths without a keyboard? Obviously I can draw a box to select multi-or paths but if I have a path under it I may not want to select that so the box select is not good for everything. I don't want to move the paths...I use pathfinder in my workflow and well I am unsure what to do. Seems like it be something very simple like using Apple Pencil in one hand and holding down with the other but that doesn't seem to work. If there is an answer I'd love to hear. Thanks!

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Participant , Dec 22, 2020 Dec 22, 2020
There should be a clear circle on your canvas which is called the touch shortcut.  Keeping the touch shortcut pressed while selecting paths allows you to select multiple paths.

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Dec 21, 2020 Dec 21, 2020

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Showing a screenshot if that helps...notice I can only select what I can draw a box around. I want to be able to select specific items but maybe not the bottom path. Must be a way to do this without the keyboard.F1918E02-9DA9-44BA-8158-D507654F8321.jpeg

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Dec 21, 2020 Dec 21, 2020

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You can use the touch shortcut (press the clear circle) to select multiple items by tapping them, or you can go to the layers and press the touch shortcut to select individual items within layers

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Explorer ,
Dec 22, 2020 Dec 22, 2020

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By "clear circle" do you mean the "elipital tool??  By multiple items do you mean paths?  That was a tad cryptic sounding. If you could clarify a bit, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!

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Dec 22, 2020 Dec 22, 2020

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There should be a clear circle on your canvas which is called the touch shortcut.  Keeping the touch shortcut pressed while selecting paths allows you to select multiple paths.

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Dec 25, 2020 Dec 25, 2020

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Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 23, 2020 Dec 23, 2020

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See this help page for more information on the touch shortcut (and many other details of the workspace in Illustrator for iPad):

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/workspace-on-iPad.html#Touchshortcut

 

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