Illustrator How-To: Use Symbols to Quickly Update Artwork


In this Illustrator how-to, Tony Harmer shows how to use symbols in Illustrator to create instances of artwork that can be customized individually but still be globally updated.

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Chief Enchantments Officer at Wizardry Ltd, Tony Harmer (a.k.a The Design Ninja) is a creative Swiss-army-knife and learning-content author with a three-plus-decade career that has given him a broad experience base to draw upon including some time as a press operator, several years as a concept artist in IP development, several more as an instructor in many applications, delivering graphic production training worldwide, and a few more as a specialist solutions consultant for Adobe. He is the author of several video titles for LinkedIn Learning (formerly as well as running a growing channel on YouTube.