All you need is to group if you want to keep the work organized and as a single unit. If you are working with objects and they all need to be in the same place and together, then it is easy to group them and apply any changes to them afterward if needed.
Group objects are easy to work with. You can easily select, move, and edit without spending much time selecting each object and then coloring it. Because when working in Illustrator, you have multiple objects like text, shapes, and images. Every designer needs to use multiple shapes in a design, and it is not easy to maintain them all. So that is why grouping is needed.
You can also learn:
- How to Ungroup in Illustrator
- How to Duplicate in Illustrator
- How to Draw in Illustrator
- How to Fill in Illustrator
In this tutorial, you are going to learn all about grouping in Adobe Illustrator. So let’s start.
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How to Group Objects in Illustrator
To group objects, select the objects using the Selection Tool and press Ctrl+G from the keyboard. the selected objects will be grouped.
In Adobe Illustrator, a few simple steps can be followed to group objects. You can group shapes, vectors, text boxes, images, or anything that you have added to the artboard.
Group objects in Illustrator(using the short key)
Select all the objects that you want in the group using the Selection Tool.
Press Ctrl+G from the keyboard and all the objects are grouped.
Group Object in Illustrator(Multiple Ways)
Step 1: Open the document that you want to work with to group objects. If you already have objects on the artboard, you can also group them.
Here we have some shapes that we want to group.
Step 2: Grab the Selection Tool from the left toolbar. You can also press V from the keyboard to use Selection Tool.
Step 3: Select all objects by clicking and dragging on to the area that you want to group.
Or press Shift and then click on all objects that you want to group. Pressing the Shift key will help you to select multiple objects at a time.
All shapes are selected.
Now there are 4 different ways to Group.
Use the short key to Group
Press Ctrl+G from the keyboard.
Use Right Click to Group
Right click after selecting multiple objects and select Group.
Use the Quick Actions panel to Group
Go to Properties > Quick Actions > Group.
Use Object Menu to Group
Go to Object > Group.
The shapes are grouped.
You can choose any method to group objects in Adobe Illustrator. It’s up to you. But the easiest way to Group is by using the shortcut key. All objects will be grouped by performing any method.
You can now easily move all objects together without leaving any object behind.
You have learned to Group in Illustrator.
In this tutorial, you have learned to group objects in Adobe Illustrator. 4 different methods are available to the group easily and without wasting much time.
You can also watch the detailed video tutorial to learn how to group in Illustrator.
Have More Questions?
If you have any questions related to group objects in Illustrator, you can ask in the comment section below. We have also answered the most frequently asked questions below.
How To Group Objects In Illustrator Shortcut
The shortcut key to group objects is Ctrl+G in Illustrator.
How to Group Text in Illustrator
The quickest way to group text is by selecting all text by using Selection Tool and then pressing Ctrl+G. The text will be grouped.
How to Select Multiple Objects in Illustrator
To select multiple objects in Illustrator, grab the Selection Tool, click and drag over the area of multiple objects. As you release multiple objects will be selected.
To select multiple objects, press & hold the Shift & ctrl key and then click on the objects with Selection Tool.
All Done! Enjoy.