Using Symbols for Buttons & Zippers on Fashion Flat Sketches in Illustrator Tutorial by {Sew Heidi}

Working with Symbols in Illustrator

Symbols are great for items that you use multiple times on your fashion flats and designs, including trims like buttons and zipper pulls or motifs for prints.  They’ll help you speed up your workflow and make edits a lot easier.

This tutorial will show you:

  • What are Symbols in Adobe Illustrator? (00:26)
  • How to turn objects into Symbols  (01:09)
  • How do I know if an Object is a Symbol? (02:08)
  • How to Edit Symbols (03:50)
  • How to Save and Share Symbols Libraries (05:57)


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