Symbols: Understanding 9-slice scaling


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Symbols: Understanding 9-slice scaling

You know, when you're designing inside of Illustrator, it can sometimes be difficult to visualize how your artwork is going to appear when users interact with it in an interactive manner. For example, when people build Flash projects, sometimes they add this really cool animation where things just kind of resize, or move around the screen, and while it's easy to draw graphics at one state, it's kind of important to also be able to visualize how that artwork is going to look when it actually goes through these transformations. One such way to do that is by using a feature called 9-slice scaling. It's basically a way to build some intelligence into artwork that tells the artwork how to scale according to your specific instructions.

Let me give you an example. Inside of this document here called monthly_specials, I'm going to go to my Symbols panel here, and if I scroll down the list over here, I actually have a symbol called Ducky. I'm going to drag this out over here...

Symbols: Understanding 9-slice scaling
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Symbols: Understanding 9-slice scaling provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 for Web and Interactive Design

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Web
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