Do you know about 60-years graphic designer, who spent 2 hours looking for a certain icon on his desktop? How many time spent you searching for your design assets?

In this course, I am going to show you how to create symbols in Adobe Illustrator.

Symbols are reusable elements, that help you to become more productive, organized and creative.

You would learn:

  • What are symbols? How to create, update and use them
  • How to create symbol library to store your assets
  • What is the difference between static and dynamic symbols
  • How to use Symbol sprayer, sizer, shifter, scruncher, strainer, screener and spinner tools

3 projects included!

We also have fun creating three projects.

First is Varydot letter C. According to LogoLounge, it was a trendy logo in 2009. I am going to show you the best possible technique to create it:

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In the next project, you’ll learn how to useĀ  Symbols spinner tool to rotate a bunch of objects. We could probably draw a flower here, but since I spend 1+ years designing for different medical and pharmaceutical companies, I decided to create something more compeling.3

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In the third project, we’ll summarize our knowledge and create this wonderful soap bubble droplet. To follow along you can use soap bubble symbol, provided into resources folder.

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