How To Copy In Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful vector graphics software used by designers worldwide. One of the fundamental operations you’ll need to master in Adobe Illustrator is copying. In this blog post, we’ll show you different ways to copy objects, text, and effects in Adobe Illustrator.

Copying Objects

Copying objects in Adobe Illustrator is pretty straightforward. Here’s how to do it:

  1. First, select the object you want to copy. You can do this by using the strong>Selection Tool (shortcut: V) and clicking on the object.
  2. After the object is selected, go to Edit > Copy or simply press Ctrl+C (or Command+C on Mac).
  3. To paste your copied object, head back to Edit > Paste or press Ctrl+V (or Command+V on Mac).

You’ll notice that the copied object will appear in the exact position as the original. To move it to a new position, simply drag it with your mouse or use the arrow keys.

Copying Text

Copying text works in a similar way. Here are the steps:

  1. Select the text box with the Type Tool (shortcut: T).
  2. Again, go to Edit > Copy or press Ctrl+C (or Command+C on Mac).
  3. Paste the copied text using Edit > Paste or Ctrl+V (or Command+V on Mac).

Copying Effects

Copying effects from one object to another can take your designs to the next level. Here’s how:

  1. Select the object with the effect using the Selection Tool (shortcut: V).
  2. Go to Edit > Copy.
  3. Then select the object you wish to apply the effect to.
  4.         <li>Go to <strong>Edit &gt; Paste Attributes</strong> or press <strong>Ctrl+Alt+V</strong> (or <strong>Command+Option+V</strong> on Mac).</li>

The effect from the first object will be applied to the second object.


Copying in Adobe Illustrator is a breeze once you know how it’s done. With these techniques, you can streamline your workflow and increase productivity. Happy designing!