Paste and Copy Objects in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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Steps

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    To begin, ensure you have Adobe Illustrator open and your document ready
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    We have shown you how to do this in other tutorials. There are three different objects on the artboard. The blue rectangle in the background, a yellow circle, and a yellow rectangle.
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    Click the "Selection Tool" black arrow
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    It is in the top-left corner of the toolbar.
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    Next, come back to your artboard and select the object you would like to copy
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    Once it is selected, a blue frame will appear, which means that object is now ready for editing. It is recommended to use other selection tools if you need to select something more specific. There are other VisiHow tutorials on how to do that. There are a variety of ways to copy an object.
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    First, click "Edit" in the top left-hand corner
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    Click "Copy" from the menu
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    Alternatively, you can press "Ctrl" + "C" on the keyboard. Keyboard shortcuts are worth remembering as they increase your working speed. The object will be copied.
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    Click the canvas
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    To paste, click "Edit"
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    Click "Paste" just underneath "Copy" Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl" + "V" to paste the image directly into the artboard
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    You will have the second identical object on the canvas.
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    You can keep pasting the object from the copy buffer
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