Recoloring a symbol definition


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Recoloring a symbol definition

I've saved my progress as Gleefully angry gang.ai. In this exercise, I want to recolor the artwork. So I'm looking at him and thinking, you know, the orange doesn't really suit him. He should be more of a fiery red, really gleefully menacing. Don't you know? So I'm going to achieve this effect using the Recolor Artwork feature that we saw in the previous chapter. We'll see how, when you recolor an instance inside of Illustrator, you actually affect the underlying symbol definition. All right! So I'm going to click on the central tiki.

Notice he is an instance, because he is surrounded by a big rectangle. We're not seeing his many anchor points. Then I'll go up here to the Control panel and I'll click on the multicolored Recolor Artwork icon in order to bring up this dialog box onscreen. Now I don't have any Color Groups at work inside of this document. So there is no sense in even seeing that right half of the dialog box. I'm going to go ahea...

Recoloring a symbol definition
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Recoloring a symbol definition provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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