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Adobe® Illustrator® 10 Classroom in a Book® by Adobe Creative Team

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Using styles

A style is a named set of appearance attributes. By applying different styles, you can quickly and globally change the entire appearance of an object.

For example, you may have a symbol on a map that represents a city, with a style applied that paints the symbol green with a drop shadow. You can use that style to paint all of the cities' symbols on the map. If you change your mind, you can change the fill color of the style to blue. All the symbols painted with that style will be updated automatically.

The Styles palette lets you create, name, save, and apply styles to objects, layers, or groups. Just like attributes and effects, styles are completely reversible. For example, you could apply a style to a circle that contains the ...

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