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Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Christopher Smith, Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 7

Taking Advantage of Symbols and UI Kits

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Creating a symbol

check Editing existing symbols

check Using a UI kit

This chapter is all about saving time and keeping your artwork consistent. By creating symbols, you can save an object in a form that can be dragged and dropped right unto your artboard and dynamically updated as needed. In this chapter, you also find out how to use UI kits. UI kits are provided so that you can easily locate patterns for popular platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows.

Using Symbols

If you find that you are reusing objects in your UI, you should consider converting them to symbols. Symbols are linked objects that can be reused across all artboards in a document. Because they are dynamically linked, changes to one reflect across all instances.

In this next set of steps, we use the icon artwork from the DummiesCCfiles folder at www.agitraining.com/dummies. You can use our sample files or one of your own.

To convert an object into a symbol, follow these steps:

  1. Open a document that contains at least one artboard, an icon, and some related text. In this example, shown in Figure 7-1, we open the file from the DummiesCCfiles folder named ...

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