Symbols are an efficient way to use repetitive objects in Illustrator. Learn how to create and use symbols in this video.
- [Instructor] Symbols are very efficient in Illustrator…because you can create one symbol…and then add several instances of the symbol…to your artwork.…All of those instances…continue to reference the symbol itself,…which makes for easy updating.…Now, I'm gonna zoom in on the right side…of my art board where I have two pieces of art…that I've created here,…and I've also opened up my Symbols panel…by choosing Window, Symbols to display that panel.…Now, creating a symbol is really quite simple.…One way we can do this is by selecting a piece of art…and then I'm just going to drag this…and drop it on to the Symbols panel.…
Now, I'm gonna call this one Key Points…and the export type isn't gonna really come into play…unless you're outputting this symbol…where you're gonna take it into Adobe Animate…or something of that nature,…but for basic graphics, the export type…doesn't really make too much of a difference.…The symbol type, however,…the dynamic symbol is a newer version of the symbol type…that offers some key benefits that I'm gonna show you.…
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Duplicating objects
- Using custom views
- Saving selections
- Creating global swatches, styles, and libraries
- Building objects more efficiently
- Working with type
Skill Level Intermediate
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4. Typographic Tips
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