Join Kevin Stohlmeyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Symbolism tools, part of Illustrator: Using Wacom Tablets.
- So I've opened up the Steampunk_symbol document…from your exercise files, and what we're going to do now…is we're going to use the Symbolism tools…to add more of a textured background to this image.…Over in my Layers panel, I'm gonna make sure…that I'm on the Shadow layer.…And what this is gonna do is,…we're gonna add in some texture in the Background between…the model and the locked Background.…I've actually loaded up a symbol in our Symbols panel,…and it's this really nice texture of concrete.…So we're gonna add that in.…Now, instead of dragging this out one by one,…which would take a really long time,…and really be hard to control,…we're gonna switch over to the Symbolism tools,…which are located over in our toolbar here.…
Double clicking on the tool…will open up the Symbolism options.…For the Intensity, instead of having this Fixed,…I'm actually going to allow it to be controlled…by the Pressure of the pen on the Wacom tablet.…And then hit OK.…There are a lot of other tools hidden under here.…Symbol Sprayer, Shifter, and so on.…
- Changing the pen nib
- Customizing the ExpressKeys, touch options, and more
- Painting and drawing
- Cleaning up with the Eraser tool
- Using special tools like the Bristle brush
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on in April 2016. What changed?
A: We updated one video, "Radial Menu," to reflect changes to the Wacom software.