12. Using Symbols

What You’ll Do

Use the Symbols Panel

Use Symbol Libraries

Work with Symbols

Duplicate and Edit Symbols

Break Symbol Links

Use the Sprayer Tool

Set Symbolism Tools Options

Use the Symbol Shifter Tool

Use the Symbol Scruncher Tool

Use the Symbol Sizer Tool

Use the Symbol Spinner Tool

Use the Symbol Stainer Tool

Use the Symbol Screener Tool

Use the Symbol Styler Tool

Expand Symbol Instances

Use 9-Slice Scaling for Symbols

Align Symbols to the Pixel Grid

Set the Symbol Registration Point


If you use the same object in multiple places in a document, you can use the Symbols panel to store and use it as an instance. A symbol is stored once and used multiple times as an instance, which speeds up printing and reduces the ...

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