I have some Illustrator art, and it's too complex (it has too many objects in it). It's too hard for the hardware to render it.

How can I convert all those objects into one to make it lighter?


  • its the same when i create it as an symbol. ive try it
    – user20358
    Mar 3, 2014 at 19:30

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  • You can create a symbol and use symbols rather than duplicating objects repeatedly.

  • You can create a pattern and fill shapes with patterns rather than repeatedly duplicating items.

Both these options allow Illustrator to reference 1 instance of the artwork and repeat it. However, there are some editing restrictions. You'll need a new pattern for every separate color you want, or you'll need to duplicate and adjust symbols for color variations.

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