How to Duplicate Objects in Illustrator

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Looking to duplicate an object in Adobe Illustrator? Check out this quick and easy guide on how to do just that!

How to Duplicate Objects in Illustrator

If you’re looking to save some time in Adobe Illustrator, one way to do so is to duplicate existing objects. This can be done in a few different ways, which we’ll go over in this article. If you want to become proficient with Adobe Illustrator, it’s important you get used to using hotkeys and shortcuts whenever possible. Whether you’re duplicating an entire object or just a portion of one, this technique can be useful in a variety of situations. Continue reading to learn how to duplicate objects in Adobe Illustrator.

How to Duplicate Objects in Illustrator

To duplicate objects in Illustrator:

  1. Press left-click+ALT (Windows) or left-click+Option (Mac) to duplicate an item quickly.
  2. Hold shift to keep the object inline with the previous copy.
  3. Hit CTRL+D (Windows) or CMD+D (Mac) to continue making duplicates of your copy.

And there you have it! That is the quickest and easiest way to duplicate an object within Adobe Illustrator. If you’re looking to become proficient with the application, we suggest using the shortcuts to get what you need accomplished.

FAQ

How do you repeat an object in Illustrator?  

To repeat an object in Illustrator, you can use the Transform panel to enter a value for the number of copies you want to create. You can also use the Transform Each command to create copies with different transformations. 

How do you make multiple copies of an object in Illustrator? 

To make multiple copies of an object in Illustrator, you can use the Transform panel or hold left-click+ALT (Windows) or left-click+Option (Mac) to make a copy of an object in Illustrator. 

And that’s all there is to duplicating objects within Adobe Photoshop. We hope that this guide helped you.

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