Edit Menu ( illustrator )

Edit Menu

It is good hearing, you are in the next step of learning Adobe Illustrator Classes. We’ll go through several of Adobe Illustrator tutorials with comprehensive detail. In previous Class we were on File Menu of Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 in which you learnt about its all major options and commands with detail. So, now you are in Edit Menu of Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 that is also one of a main menu of Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 and you will learn absolutely Adobe illustrator free class about the topic. So, let’s go ahead to them………

Undo, Redo

These both of options are placed at top of “Edit Menu of Adobe Illustrator CC 2015”. In them, Undo option is used to go backward more than one step while Redo option is used to redo an undo action.

For example, you used Rectangle Tool on a project for this the Undo action will be “Undo Rectangle” whereas for Redo the option will be “Redo Rectangle”. So, by using these options you can go back and forward in a project.

Cut, Copy

During working in Adobe Illustrator, on most of steps you’ve to copy some of object or its special part. To get this aim you can use Cut or Copy option. Cut option is used to bring a part of an object from one place to other. When you use this option, it means you want to move this special part on the other place whereas by Copy option you duplicate an object on other place. In this option your copied object also remains on previous place.

After using Cut and Copy option you’ve to use Paste option to bring your required object on other place.

Paste, Paste in Front, Paste in Back, Paste in Place, Paste in All Artboard

Paste option is used to copied or cut material from one place to other. In Edit Menu of Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 more than one option are to pasting copied or cut material.

These are using for different ways as narrated about them ahead.

Paste: To paste material onto the document.

Paste in Front: To paste material In Front of selected object.

Paste in Back: To paste material in the Back of selected object.

Paste in Place: To paste material on the same position where from the material is copied.

Paste on All Artboards: To paste material on entire Artboard where artwork is on the current position.


Clear option is used to Clear/Delete any item in the clipboard. First you select required object then use this option.

Find and Replace

Find and Replace option is used to find text and then to replace into other one. When you use Find and Replace option, about it a panel opens. In this panel, two main options are placed, first is Find which is using to search/find any text. So, you type your required word/character here whatever you’re going to search.

Then in “Replace with” option you’ve to type the text that will replace into searching word. After putting all value you’ve to press Done button.

Check Spelling

When you are writing something, you commit many mistake of spelling in the text work. In Edit Menu of Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 there is easy option of Check Spelling by using it you can make correction of your spelling in the text content.

For example, you wrote “Correctt” word that is incorrect so to check spelling of it you will use Check Spelling option, where related it some words will be, you can choose your correct word here.

Edit Custom Dictionary

This option is used to add English word into Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 Custom dictionary. Press this option, about it a box will open where the first option will be of Add that is used to add English word into its custom dictionary. Type the word you are going to add, in Entry section then press Add button. To delete any added word you need first of all select the required word from the same box and then you will press Delete button.

Edit Color

Our object consists of various color schemes that is combination specific Color Mode. Do you know your Graphic Designing software in which Color Mode as Vector Graphics consist of CMYK Color Mode whereas Bitmap is of RGB Mode etc?

From Edit Menu of Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 you can convert your object or text content into other one Color Mode. You can use Edit Color option to convert your object into other color mode as Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 is vector Designing software that is consist of CMYK Color Mode and you can convert your element into RGB staying in the same software.

Keyboard Shortcut

As it is reveal from the word, you can adjust setting of Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 commands’ shortcut from here. Most of your option has commands (Shortcut keys) to run various options. You can change them according to your desired one from Keyboard Shortcut. When you open its setting box, here all menus’ option with their shortcut appears. To change any option’s shortcut key you need to go to its previous shortcut key and click on small x sign to remove previous and type your new one. So, after typing your required key, press OK button to save changing.

Remember that the key should be unique that is not in used before.

My Setting

While working in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 you adjust its setting according to your own adjustment. The time may occur when you need to renew your windows or reinstall the software. On this time you need export all of Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 setting in specific file and you also can import this setting through Edit Menu of Adobe Illustrator CC 2015, My Setting option easily.


Preference is known one of a main option in Edit Menu of Illustrator CC 2015 because it has about all major setting placed about Adobe Illustrator CC 2015. If you open this setting panel, at first main setting is about Guides and Grid. You can choose your required Guides and Grid color here. The other main setting is of User Interface, you can change Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 Interface color here into you like one. Moreover, Smart Guide, Slice, Dictionary setting is also here. You can adjust setting here according to your requirements.

It was just brief introduction to Edit Menu of Adobe Illustrator CC 2015. I tried to mention about all major options of Edit Menu of Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 here. I hope after reading this latest Adobe Illustrator tutorial of Edit Menu, you will be able to use them by your own mind set.

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