Using the Symbol Sprayer tool


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Using the Symbol Sprayer tool

We already know that one way to apply a symbol to a document is to drag that symbol right from the Symbols panel out onto your artboard. However, if you wanted to create some kind of a design where you have many different repeating elements, for example, I have this Hawaii Flower symbol, and I'm going to hold down the Option key to actually drag out a few copies of these, or I could just drag out some more here. I wanted to create some kind of a background where we had a whole bunch of these flowers around. It would obviously become somewhat of a drag, get it? To actually add all these instances onto my artboard. There has got to be a better way. Well, there is a tool inside of Illustrator called the Symbol Sprayer. It's kind of like a can of spray paint that you could just spray symbols all over your document. Let's take a look at how that works.

I'm going to go ahead and take my Arrow tool and delete all these instances that I created. I'm now going to come over to...

Using the Symbol Sprayer tool
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Using the Symbol Sprayer tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS4 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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