Updating an existing symbol definition


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Updating an existing symbol definition

I have saved my progress as Appropriately evil mask.ai. Now what we are going to do in this exercise, we are going to take his guy who's been rendered out this central mask and we are going to use him to replace the previous symbol definition so that all the other instances update to match. So to do that I'm going to bring up my Symbols panel and I am going to scroll down, so I can see the Tiki Idol symbol right there. Now I'm going to drag this guy into the Symbols panel, like so. So we are dragging him from the illustration window into the Symbols panel.

If I were to release right now even though I am dead on, I am releasing right on that Tiki Idol symbol. If I were to do so, however, I would create a new symbol. So I would get to Symbol Options dialog box and then I would type something like New tiki and click OK and he would appear next door. So I would have the old Tiki Idol and the next door I have got New tiki. And that didn't update anybody, because the instance...

Updating an existing symbol definition
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Updating an existing 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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