IN THIS CHAPTER
Creating a symbol
Editing existing symbols
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.
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: