Learn how you can use symbols to manage similar elements in Adobe Illustrator.
- [Instructor] A symbol is an art object…that you can reuse in a document.…It is a way in Illustrator of preserving…a certain piece of artwork for use later on,…and repeating the use throughout the course of a project.…Symbols have traditionally been…the repository of all my user interface elements.…They can be very useful for storing and reusing elements.…When there are requirements that need…an image to appear in the same consistent way…across a project, like a UI element or a button,…but perhaps you want to have subtle differences,…a symbol can be a great option.…
Here, I have a few art boards that show…the header section of the website.…I want to be able to explore some more options…in regards to color, effects, imagery, etc.…I've already turned many of the elements…into a unique symbol.…I have symbols for the logo, the header,…the tagline, and the bar, so each…of these pieces is actually a symbol.…If I click on any of these elements,…you can see that they're listed as a symbol,…and I have the option to edit the symbol,…
- Customizing a web workspace
- Using the artboards to create multiple sized files easily
- Laying out responsive web experiences using Illustrator
- Creating and using character and paragraph styles
- Working with symbols
- Recoloring selected artwork
- Creating a site map
- Creating moodboards
- Creating wireframes
- Creating full-blown comps
- Exporting icons for screens
- Extracting CSS styles
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Set Up the Project
2. Design Responsively
3. Development Process
4. Collaborate and Share
5. Export Assets
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