Mode:Edit Mode
Menu:3D View Header ‣ Select Mode
Hotkey:1, 2, 3

Edit Mode selection buttons.

In Edit Mode there are three different selection modes. You can enter the different modes by selecting one of the three buttons in the header.

To select individual points.
To select all the points in the selected stroke.
Points in Between
To select all points that are between other strokes.

Points, stroke and in between stroke selection sample.

Select Menu

Box/Circle/All/None/Invert Select
All these options have the same meaning and behavior as in Object Mode.

Select Linked


Mode:Edit Mode
Menu:Select ‣ Linked
Hotkey:L, Ctrl-L

L (or Ctrl-L for all) will add to the selection the cursor’s nearest control point, and all the linked ones, i.e. all points belonging to the same stroke.

Select Alternated


Mode:Edit Mode
Menu:Select ‣ Alternated

Selects alternate points in the selected strokes.

Select Grouped


Mode:Edit Mode
Menu:Select ‣ Grouped ‣ Layer Select ‣ Grouped ‣ Material
Selects all the points/strokes on the same layer.
Selects all the points/strokes that share the same material.

Select First/Last


Mode:Edit Mode
Menu:Select ‣ First/Last

These operators will toggle the selection of the first or last point(s) of the stroke(s) in the object. This is useful to quickly find the start of a stroke.

Select More/Less


Mode:Edit Mode
Menu:Select ‣ More/Less
Hotkey:Ctrl-NumpadPlus, Ctrl-NumpadMinus

The purpose of these tools is to reduce or enlarge the current selection within a stroke (i.e. they will never “go outside” of a stroke or “jump” to another stroke in the same object).

For each selected point, select all its linked points (i.e. one or two…).
For each selected point, if all points linked to this point are selected, keep this one selected. Otherwise, de-select it.


When all points of a stroke are selected, nothing will happen (as for Less, all linked points are always selected, and of course, More cannot add any). Conversely, the same goes when no points are selected.