How to place a symbol in Illustrator tutorial

Place symbol in Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 2017 2015 2014 etc how to tutorial - you can quickly add symbols into Illustrator via the symbols panel

Place symbol in Illustrator

place symbols in Illustrator how to
  1. Window menu and symbols (for the place of Illustrator symbols)

  2. Select symbol in Illustrator symbols panel

  3. Right side menu

  4. "Place symbol instance" command

  5. Go to the artboard

  6. Re-size placed symbol and re-position

This does require an open document as well as the ability to add the symbols (artboard etc not locked). The placed symbol can now be manipulated in Illustrator CC 2018 2017 2105 etc. The symbols is placed in the center of the artboard though it can always then be removed. Note that only one symbol at a time can be placed using this method

Alternative approach to the placement - just drag the artwork from panel

  1. Go to the symbols panel

  2. Select symbol

  3. Drag to the artboard


1. Symbols for use in Adobe Illustrator

Sources and references for the Illustrator symbols

1. Symbols on


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