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Editing symbols

In the next steps, you will add an additional symbol, then edit and update it.

1.
Choose Select > Deselect.

2.
Using the Selection tool (), click on the Fill box in the Control palette and select None () from the Swatches palette. Click on the Stroke box in the Control palette and select Green from the Swatches palette for the stroke.

3.
Click on the Stroke weight field in the Control palette, and select 1 pt from the drop-down menu.

4.
Using the Line Segment tool (), create several blades of grass. Use at least 10 line segments to make a tuft of grass.

Create blades of grass to be used as a symbol.

5.
Switch to the Selection tool and marquee select the blades of grass. (You could also select one blade and Shift+click to add the others.)

6.
With the blades of grass selected, hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS), and click on the New Symbol button on the Symbols palette. Name the new symbol grass. Click OK.

Create a new symbol from the grass.

7.
Use the Selection tool to delete the original blades of grass used to create the symbol.

8.
Choose the Symbol Sprayer tool (), and click on the grass symbol you just added to the Symbols palette. Return to the artboard and click and drag to apply the grass symbol over the dirt.

9.
Select the Symbol Scruncher tool (), and click and drag over the grass instances, scrunching them together. Use Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) to unscrunch some of the instances of grass.

Spray on the grass using the Symbol Sprayer

Scrunch the grass using the Symbol Scruncher.

10.
Choose File > Save.


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