Adobe Illustrator has a lot of features and tools that can be used to create designs using text, shapes, images, logos of different styles, and a lot more. While making any designs, we surely need to add symbols that are necessary for some designs.
Symbols can speed up the work because the designer does not need to create a completely new shape. A lot of symbols are available in the symbols library, like Web buttons and bars, arrows, charts, celebrations, etc.
You can also watch the detailed video tutorial below to learn how to add symbols in Adobe Illustrator.
If you are new or don’t have any ideas on how to add symbols in Adobe Illustrator, then you are in the right place. In this tutorial, you will learn to add symbols in Adobe Illustrator.
So, let’s start.
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How to Add Symbol in Adobe Illustrator
To add a symbol in Illustrator, go to Window > Symbols. From the symbols panel, click and drag the symbol to the artboard.
If you want to add more new symbols, click on More Options > Symbol Library, and select the symbol from the library.
Step 1: To add a symbol to the artboard in Illustrator, go to Window > Symbol.
Step 2: The Symbol panel will appear.
Here you can see some symbols.
Step 3:To add any symbol from the Symbols panel, click and drag the symbol to the artboard.
The symbol is added to the artboard.
Here are some more symbols from the symbol panel.
You can add a lot more symbols as well. Click on More Options > Open Symbols Library.
Here you can find a lot of more symbols.
Click on one and its panel will appear on the artboard.
From these, you can easily use some of the symbols from the symbols library as bullets or in any way you want to add them to your designs.
You have learned to add symbols in Adobe Illustrator.
In this tutorial, you have learned to add symbols in the Illustrator. You can see different symbols using the symbols panel and its library. Symbols can speed up your work as well as reduce the file size.
Have More Questions?
If you have any questions related to add symbols in Illustrator, ask in the comment section below. We have also answered some most frequently asked questions below.
How to save Symbols in Illustrator
To save symbols in the Illustrator, go to Window > Symbol. The Symbol panel will appear. Click and drag any shape to the Symbols panel. Add the name in the Symbol Options panel and click OK. The symbol will be saved.
Symbol Brush in Illustrator
To open the Symbol brush, go to Window > Symbol. Symbol panel will appear. Click and drag any symbol to the artboard.
Download Illustrator symbols library
To download the Illustrator symbol library, go to Window > Symbol. From the Symbol Panel, More Options > Save the Symbol Library.
How to edit a symbol in Illustrator
To Edit a Symbol, double click on the symbol. The symbol will be in an isolated mode. Now you can edit it by changing its color or stroke according to your choice.
Adobe Illustrator symbols can be used by Window > Symbol. Here you can find multiple symbols easily. If you click on More Options > Open Symbol Library here, you can find a lot more Adobe Illustrator symbols as well.
Star symbol in Illustrator
To make a star symbol in Illustrator, create a star with the star tool and then drag the star to the symbols panel. Add symbol name and you’ve got a star symbol in your symbols library in Adobe Illustrator.
All Done! Enjoy.