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Sketch 39 just introduced this feature. You can even specify how each element behaves when the symbol is resized.


The Symbol Stainer tool only changes the hue of a symbol, so black and white objects obviously aren't visibly affected. From Illustrator Help / Symbolism tools and symbol sets: Staining a symbol instance changes the hue toward the tint color, while preserving the original luminosity. (It works in the same way as the Tints and Shades colorization method ...


Dynamic symbols were introduced with Illustrator CC 2015 which let you change the fill/stroke/etc without breaking the link to the master. You just select the placed symbol with the Direct Selection tool and change away.

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