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How to load and install graphic styles in illustrator

install and load graphic styles in Illustrator
  1. Display graphic styles panel via windows menu

  2. go to the right side of the panel

  3. Select the open library menu command

  4. Select one of the sets

  5. Select the other library option

  6. Select

 

They are now added to the document library and can be used any time you open the document / artboard.

Select graphic styles in Illustrator

graphic styles panel and libraries
  1. Go to opened graphic styles library panel

  2. Click graphic style to add it to the document's panel

  3. Go to a path in document

  4. Go to the 'graphic styles' panel (for the document)

  5. Apply style

You can only apply the any of the styles in the current opened libraries as well as any styles in the document's graphic styles panel. Once the style has been added, you can then edit the style via the appearance panel

 

Installation folder for application

installation folder in graphic styles for Illustrator

The graphic styles can be added to the applications / program files folder. The AI files can be added to the Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 or Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3 etc depending on the version you are using. The AI files can be placed into the en_GB (or en_US etc) presets 'graphic styles' folder (you don't need to as you can always use the other library feature of Illustrator

 

Installation folder for user account

install folder user account for graphic styles

You don't need to add the AI files to the application folder, you can also add the graphic styles to your user account instead (I prefer that for my own files). Go to the ~/Library and then application support / Adobe / Adobe Illustrator 18 etc / en_GB (or en_US etc) and the "graphic styles" folder.

 

Video tutorial on load / install graphic styles

Other resources

1. Illustrator styles

2. Extruded Illustrator styles

Other tutorials

1. How to modify Illustrator graphic styles

Sources and references

1. Graphic styles on Adobe.com