Here is an image of the sub selection tool:

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How do I unselect this tool after I am done using it to adjust the vector shape?

  • click on something empty
    – joojaa
    Commented Jun 6, 2020 at 15:34

2 Answers 2


Select another tool

or to merely unselect the selected art...

Unselect All


Or Select > Deselect

Or just click anywhere else to deactivate the current selection.

The shortcut comes in very handy if you are zoomed in and there's really no "clear" area to click. But most often... I simply click a "blank" area in the document.

The shortcut also works in InDesign


What I do in your particular case, when I'm done editing anchors with the A tool, I switch to a 'low action' tool by hitting either:

  • V which is the 'normal' move tool, kind of like the default tool in Illustrator, or
  • H which is the 'hand' tool, which does not affect anything on the artboard, instead just moves the current view around

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