Move a selection or shape while drawing in Illustrator


Hold down SPACE BAR while dragging out the selection/shape to reposition. Release space bar to return to resize mode.

We’ve all had trouble accurately dragging out a selection box, especially when using an ellipse or rounded rectangle box. Well, maybe not all of us, but I definitely have. I find this especially useful when I need to make a fairly accurate circular selection.

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