If you have a graphic element which appears twice or more in your artwork convert it into a symbol.
This will simplify an editing a bunch of things.
Whenever one symbol is modified any changes will be instantly applied to all oner symbols.
To convert your object into the symbol you can drag and drop into the symbol panel.
To modify symbol
a. click on symbol icon in the symbol panel twice. Modify your symbol and double-click on an empty area to finish editing.
b. edit symbol in place – double click on any symbol in your document, you will see an awareness “you’re going to modify a symbol”
click “ok” and modify your symbol. Double click on an empty area to finish editing.
2. Dynamic symbols
Gives more freedom to changing each symbol, but still keeps all of them as a whole system and you are able to modify all symbols by modifying one.
3. Symbolism tools.
a. Symbol Sprayer will spray down selected symbols.
b. symbol shifter – allows you to move symbols
c. symbol scruncher tool – scrunch symbols together or spreads them separately
d. symbol size tool – change symbol size
e. symbol spinner tool – rotates symbols
f. symbol stainer tool – stains symbol with a selected color. Neutral grey will be the mostly stained.
g. symbol screener tool – changes opacity
h. symbol styler – allows you to apply a graphic style to the symbol