How to Break the Symbol Link


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Breaking the symbol link

There may come a time when you find the need to edit one of the existing symbols inside Illustrator. Whether it's because you want to use a piece of that symbol in the artwork you are working on, or you simply need to make a change to that symbol, like changing the color, or the rotation. In this movie, I am going to walk you through how to break the link between Symbol and its original piece of artwork, so that you can then edit that symbol, and then redefine it as its own symbol later. The first thing I am going to do is create a brand new document. I am going to do that with Command+N or Control+N on the keyboard, and I'll just accept the defaults by hitting OK. I'm then going to open up a symbol library by going to the library icon, and I'll go down and I'll choose Grime Vector Pack.

Once I get the Grime Vector Pack open, I am then going to take out the Grime Vector Pack 02. Once I do that, I have got an instance of the Grime Vector Pack 02 symbol out of my artboard....

Breaking the symbol link
Video duration: 3m 19s 8h 49m Beginner

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Breaking the symbol link provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the Illustrator CS6 Essential Training

Subject:
Design
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Illustrator
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