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Chapter 12. Using the 3D Effect > Turning the artwork into symbols

Turning the artwork into symbols

You are finished with the artwork for the 3D shape. In order for these designs to be applied to the 3D shape, they must be turned into symbols. The Symbols palette is used for a variety of things, from storing repeatedly used artwork, to creating a library of items that can be mapped to 3D objects. Before starting, choose Window > Symbols if the Symbols palette is not visible.

1.
Using the Selection tool (), click and drag a marquee surrounding all the leaves.

2.
Alt+click (Windows) or Option+click (Mac OS) on the New Symbol button in the lower right of the Symbols palette. Using the Alt/Option key in any palette will allow you to name the item as it is added to the palette.

Select all the leaves.

Alt/Option+Click on the New Symbol button.

3.
Name the Symbol Leaves.

4.
With the leaves on the artboard still selected, choose Edit > Clear or press Delete.

5.
Unlock Layer 1 by clicking on the padlock to the left of the layer name.

6.
Choose Select > All, Control+A (Windows) or Command+A (Mac OS).

7.
Alt+click (Windows) or Option+click (Mac OS) on the New Symbol button in the Symbols palette to add the label as a symbol. Name the symbol Lemon.

8.
With everything still selected on the artboard, choose Edit > Clear or press the Delete key.

There should be nothing on your artboard at this time, and two symbols in the Symbols palette.

The artwork is now symbols.

9.
Choose File > Save.


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