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I read the word »symbols« far to often the last few minutes 

skimming this thread, searching information about symbols.

Apparently everyone likes the symbols. Very much.

I like the symbols, too.

 

Are there any news on the symbols?  B)


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Just read this thread because it was at the top of the index. What are these "symbols" you are all talking about? Serious question. I am new to graphics design so have little knowledge. Cheers


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The artboards aren't even finished yet and you guys are already asking for symbols!??  :o

It's not Christmas yet  :rolleyes:

Hi MEB, does that mean symbols are coming on Christmas? *gg*

 

Just kidding … super happy with the artboards, finally being able to create multi page documents (yeah, yeah, I know, artboards are no pages, but that's how I use them) is superb!

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Just read this thread because it was at the top of the index. What are these "symbols" you are all talking about? Serious question. I am new to graphics design so have little knowledge. Cheers

 

Symbols are reusable design elements that can consist of multiple shapes. For example, if you are designing a user interface that has multiple similar buttons you could create a button design and save it as symbol, so you can insert that symbol multiple times with just a few clicks. Also, if you decided to change the color of these buttons later on, you would edit the symbol directly and it will change in all instances of that symbol in your design.

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Symbols are reusable design elements that can consist of multiple shapes. For example, if you are designing a user interface that has multiple similar buttons you could create a button design and save it as symbol, so you can insert that symbol multiple times with just a few clicks. Also, if you decided to change the color of these buttons later on, you would edit the symbol directly and it will change in all instances of that symbol in your design.

Ahh. Thank you, Kind of like Components in Sketchup ( if you know that software). Cheers.


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Any updates on symbols? I am looking forward to using symbols the way I did in Adobe Illustrator as well as symbols in sketch (so I can keep certain interface elements consistent across changes and artboards).

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Probably getting ahead of myself here, but having a way to export the symbols (as svgs) would be amazing.

 

The current workflow for doing this in Illustrator involves scripting and is not a very fun process.

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So, I've went through a sort of hell this week with Adobe. I do 90% of my work in Illustrator. This week, after their update, all hell broke loose. It lost my actions, my symbols, everything. I've spent a week dealing with chat support, email support, forums support and finally phone support. It's been a week getting things to work right again and, quite frankly, I'm exhausted. 

 

I'm trying Affinity now and I've discovered that the export ability of it far exceeds the abilities of Illustrator. Light years ahead.

 

Unfortunately, as much as I want to switch over to Affinity, Symbols are imperative to my design work. They save me hours of work. Any idea when this feature will be ready? I can't switch over until that's available, but man, do I want to. 

 

Thanks!

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Thanks! I'll keep my eye out! I'm definitely in love with it. So much that I'm trying to find a way to get around the symbols thing in the meantime. It's just so much more comfortable. 

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you can save a "sort of symbol" by saving the document,

then use document > place to place that "sort of symbol"

 

you can duplicate the placed document (the "sort of symbol") and scale, rotate, skew it or even use the live perspective distort filter in AP (not available in AD)

 

you can then open the embedded document and make changes, every instance will update

 

i´ve used this in AP to create a non destructive technicolor simulation https://vimeo.com/155520871 by referencing the base image in three groups and applying channel mixer adjustment layers to each group

 

you can delete the document you saved in first place because the placed document is placed (inside the main document), not linked externally

 

hope that helps 


 

 

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