How to load / install graphic styles in Illustrator tutorial

How to load and install graphic styles in Illustrator CC 2018 2017 2015 CS6 CS5 CS4 etc.

Add graphic styles to Illustrator

install and load graphic styles in Illustrator CC 2018 2017 2015 CS6 CS5
  1. Display graphic styles panel via Illustrator 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

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


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Selecting presets : graphic styles panel and librariesSelect the effects via the opened library. Simply select the preset and the entry will be added to the document's library. You can also select a path and then click the preset in the library (or document's panel) and that effect will be added to the current selected path (or paths).


You can see two panels on the right - one is the library file (AI format), the other panel is the document's panel - once they are in the document's panel they are then editable (and can be applied to paths)


You can then access the individual parts of the effect via the appearance panel. If you go to the appearance panel you will see the fills and strokes and gradients as well as live effects added to the preset


Install folder : mac osxLocation of the Installation folder for Illustrator - the styles are placed into the presets folder 'graphic styles' (user account or application).


On the mac, you can find the location for the installation folder in the applications folder and 'Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 and then presets and then en_US or en_GB and your required preset (brushes, actions etc)


On the PC, go to to your user account folder 'users' on your C drive and then into Appdata and then into roaming folder and into the Adobe folder. You will probably now see a whole load of 'settings' folders and you will need to select your version (2017 CS6 etc) and then you will see a en_GB or en_US etc and probably x86 and x64 or not (depends on the version) and go into the one for your version and then finally into the presets folder for your set (brushes, actions etc). Now you have added the set to this folder, you will now see the AI file appear in the libraries list as described above (instead of having to use the other command to browse for the file)


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