Using symbols


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Using symbols

Illustrator has a fantastic feature called Symbols. Symbols are a way for you to manage repeating design elements that may appear inside of your file. If you take advantage of the benefits of using symbols, you'll find that you can create designs very efficiently. More importantly, make changes in a very short amount of time. Let's take a look at how you might use symbols in a document. If you want to follow along, open up the using symbols file, which you'll find in Chapter 13 of the exercise files. I'll open up my Symbols panel, and I'll see that I have here a collection of symbols already in this document. While some people think that symbols are clipart, that's not the case at all. A symbol is some kind of piece of art, or collection of art that you may have created inside of Illustrator, which can then be defined as a repeating element.

It's important to note that anything can be defined as a symbol, with alone exception of a placed linked image. In th...

Using symbols
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Using symbols 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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