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

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Creating a Flash animation from symbols

To attract viewers to your site, you'll create a Web banner with an animated flower made up of symbols. You can also incorporate this artwork into your Web page.

Using symbols in your artwork minimizes file size. When you export a file containing symbols, the symbol is defined only once, resulting in smaller file sizes that are more Web-friendly.

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Choose File > Open, and open the L15strt2.ai file in the L15Start folder, located in the Lesson15 folder. The document contains a rectangular guide in the standard dimensions of a Web banner, 468 pixels by 60 pixels.
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Choose File > Save As, name the file Animate.ai, and select the L15Start folder. Leave the Format option set to Adobe Illustrator® Document, ...

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