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Chapter 9. Working with Symbols > Mapping a symbol to 3D artwork

Mapping a symbol to 3D artwork

Symbols can be mapped to 3D artwork to create labels and textures. In this next lesson, you will create a cereal box with your baseball player on the front panel, and a text symbol on the top and side.

1.
Choose Select > All.

2.
Double-click on the Scale tool (), and enter the value of 50% in the Uniform text field. Click OK.

3.
Choose Window > Type > Character, or Ctrl+T (Windows)/Command+T (Mac OS) to open the Character palette. Choose any font (we selected Chaparral Pro Bold), and change the size to 45 pt. Select the Type tool () and click above the artwork to create a text insertion point. Type the word Superstar.

Add text to the graphic.

4.
Choose the Selection tool () and then Select > All. Alt+click (Windows) or Option+click (Mac OS) on the New Symbol button on the Symbol palette. Name the symbol superstar. Click OK. The symbol has been added to the Symbols palette.

5.
Choose Select > Deselect.

Alt/Option+click on the New Symbol button.

Name the symbol.


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