Creating Symbols and Gradients

Creating a Symbol

You are now ready to turn the graphic (the ellipse) you created into a symbol and store the graphic in the Library. Items stored in the Library can be used later.

Selection Tool.

Convert to Symbol

Start Button Symbol

Library

Library

Gradients

Gradient Fill

To create the gradient:

Color Mixer

Color Mixer

Gradient

Menu Options

Add Swatch

The Rectangle Tool

You use the Rectangle Tool to draw rectangles and squares. In this exercise you will create a rectangle and fill it with the gradient you just created. You will then turn the resulting graphic into a symbol and use it later to create the sky.

Rectangle Tool

Gradient Stroke and Fill

Sky Gradient

Later you will use the graphic you just created. For now, turn it into a symbol.

Convert to Symbol

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