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Hidden Treasures of Illustrator

Looking for clip art? What about additional color options in Illustrator? Check out this option!

 

To find Clip Art, go to the Window menu. Choose Symbol Libraries. There are lots of options from the fly-out menu. Choose one and click. This opens up the panel for the option you chose. To apply a clip to your project, simply press and drag from the panel to your project. Remember that you can re-size without losing any quality when working with a vector image!

One more feature! As you go back into the Window>Symbol Libraries menu and choose another panel, the newly chosen menu will be added as a tab in the same panel you opened with your earlier choice. Even if you close the menu by clicking on the X in the upper right hand corner, choose another panel and you will find the new panel is added to the previous one.

There are many panels in the Window menu that will give you options such as brush, graphic styles, and swatch libraries. You can get some interesting effects by pressing and dragging an effect, for example, on top of a piece of clip art.  Experiment and have fun!


One Response to "Hidden Treasures of Illustrator" to “Hidden Treasures of Illustrator”

  1. J Lee Says:

    hmph. wasn’t aware of this nice little feature either-!! i really need to explore my software don’t i??!!? this is great stuff!

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