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Chapter 9. Working with Symbols > Using the symbolism tools

Using the symbolism tools

In this next lesson, you will use the Symbol Sizer and Stainer tools to alter the look of individual symbol instances.

1.
Select the Sizer tool (), and click and drag over your symbol instances to scale up some of the faces. Hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) while you are using the Symbol Sizer tool to reduce the size of the selected instances.

Note

The Symbol Sizer works better when you click and release over symbol instances, rather than holding down. If the symbols resize too quickly for you, choose Edit > Undo and try again.

Now you will apply colorization to the symbols.

2.
Select the color Malt from the Swatches palette. Select the Symbol Stainer tool () and click and drag over the faces to add tints of the malt color.

The longer you hold down on the mouse, the more colorization occurs. Hold down the Alt key (Windows) or Option key (Mac OS) while holding down the mouse to decrease the colorization amount.

Change the size and color using the symbolism tools.

3.
Choose File > Save.


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