Open CC Libraries and consume CC Library vectors by dragging them onto the canvas. Notice a link icon on the top left, meaning there is a connection to the library element. Using the CC Libraries window, right-click and choose Edit. Changes made to the vector in Illustrator will be reflected in XD.
- [Instructor] Now let's see how we can work with vectors. Just as a reminder, we added this icon into our library using Illustrator. So this is there, it's called Photo Icon. In XD you can go to file, open CC Libraries. Access that, and let's say I want to add that icon to this art port here. I will zoom into it. Command three, and even higher there. And if you select that icon from the library and drag it into XD, you'll notice that it comes as linked.
I can place it there. Whatever I want. I can check the distance. Fifteen, that's nice. I'm using the pixel grid here at eight. So this is following the iOS guidelines there for grids. Now let's say, I wanna make this a blue icon. This is linked. I have two options. One, I can go to Illustrator, make that change here, make it blue here and it will be refracted here just like we did with bitmaps, or I can unlink and now that this is unlinked, this is now a group.
As you can see here in the libraries panel. It came with the right icon. You can see all the paths that form that icon. And once you have access to all the elements here, you can start changing. Let's say this is gonna be the blue. You can use the eyedropper there and same for that. I'm direct selecting it by clicking, holding command, and now you have that. So this is now blue, but it's not linked to the library anymore. If I bring a new one, it's still black.
Another thing you can do is, let's say I want to bring our logo to this part right here, and I have in Illustrator a simple logo that was created for this app. The app is called How Now. I can then select this vector. This is all based in Illustrator. I can drag it to the panel. It's now here. Then I can go to XD now that I have access to it, and I can drag from there. It's now making sure it's a vector, it's fully converted.
In order to make it white, it's the same thing. I'll go the XD way, so double-click, then I'll get access to all the points there. Once I have access to all of that, I can then change the color from black to white. So this is how you can bring vectors and keep them connected from Illustrator, add it to Creative Cloud libraries, and bring it here into XD.
- Understanding all tools in Design mode
- Bringing files for Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketch
- Working with text, vectors, image fills, and masks
- Repeating elements with the powerful Repeat Grid tool
- Resizing multiple elements with responsive resize
- Using the new Assets panel to manage symbols, colors, and character styles
- Sharing symbols across files, with text and image overrides
- Creating and consuming bitmaps and vectors from CC Libraries
- Extending the power of XD using great plugins