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Questions tagged [symbols]

Questions about symbols; marks or characters used as conventional representations of objects, functions, or processes. Ask anything related to the design of symbols.

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Symbols appearing at different scale in Illustrator

I've searched but couldn't find anything relevant to my situation. I made symbols in Ai and was able to replace them easily, they all appeared at the original scale when turned into a symbol. Then it ...
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Create automatic data text in sketch

I'm trying to make something like "data population" plugin, but without the plugin. With Data population I can use a group of information, not just a random name and a random email. I've tried this: ...
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Is the Bluetooth logo a registered symbol?

I'd like to use a Bluetooth symbol which will be a visible part of my product for sale. Can I legally use this graphic?
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Creating a circular symbol with an arrowhead and a partly dashed line

I've just started to use Illustrator. Maybe someone can help me and explain how to make this symbol. I had trouble when trying to remove the segments of the object. I tried the knife and scissors ...
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What are the differences between: Symbols libraries, kits, and sticker sheets?

I'm wondering what are the differences between symbols libraries, kits, and sticker sheets and how would I load them? For instance, I just download the inVision Form kit, but I can't seem to load it ...
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How to get rid of background on exportable symbols in Sketch?

I have a symbol in sketch which I need to export. Whenever I make it exportable, it generates a large rectangular background to the symbol, which is not what I want. I want the symbol only as a png ...
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Insert multiple symbols in Sketch

Is there any plugin used to insert multiple symbols (external library symbols) to one artboard, rather than do it manually one by one? Thank you!
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Simple icon to represent 'presets'?

For my concept I have a task bar that has 3 functions. 'Save' 'Load Preset' and 'Help'. Save and Help both have simple icons that don't require text. Which is great, because I would like to leave as ...
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How can I keep a text wrap object working in front of a text symbol?

I have an object set as text wrap in front of a text box which works fine. As soon as I drag the text into the Symbols panel to create a symbol, the text wrap function stops working. Seems like a bug ...
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Image gets squished when overriding in a symbol in Sketch App

I have symbol that contains a profile photo that is masked into a circle shape. And to create a list of them, I would use the Override Image feature. However, if the image is not of the same aspect ...
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How to improve performance with multiple duplicated objects?

I am creating an image in Illustrator that has a cornfield in the background. To make it, I created a cob of corn and some leaves and then rearranged these items and duplicated them over and over ...
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Multiple Color Override in one text on Sketch

I have a question about Sketch symbols overrides. I have created a text box and have put some text inside and some hashtags. But the hashtags are in another color than the text. I transformed my ...
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How can I make this symbol in illustrator?

I need to redraw this symbol for a client that has it as a JPG logo but doesn't have the vectorized file. How can I do this in illustrator?
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Creating a sketch component where it picks average colour from an image and fills it in a layer

I've been trying to create a symbol in sketch which has a property where an overlaying gradient layer has a fill of the average colour it picks from the image in its background. Its easy to do it ...
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Encoding symbols from LaTeX in Adobe Illustrator

I would like to solve a problem but I am not able to do it. Precisely I am creating figures and I should insert mathematical formulas. The first thing I do is to create a .pdf file from a .tex source ...
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Helvetica character for an empty checkbox

Does Helvetica font have a character for an empty checkbox? Ie. simply a rectangle or square? If it does, do you know the character number?
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What symbols have been used to represent planets (in the solar system, or other)

The Wikipedia page on gender states that the male and female symbols are symbols for the planets Venus and Mars. I wonder whether other planets in the solar system or other also have planet symbols. ...
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Import symbol set from another project or folder

I'd like to import another project's 'symbol library' and have it appear in the dropdown (image attached) 'Insert > Symbols'. Importing it in this way also makes it appear in the right hand '...
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Prevent text from overriding in Sketch

I have a vacancy card with fixed and negotiable salary. They can be switched using overrides. But when I change salary to negotiable I don't want text in that symbol to change. I want it to be locked ...
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Can symbols save computer resources?

I often work with 50MB+ .ai files and sometimes my computer runs slowly because there's a ton of vectors, so it has to render them everytime I navigate through the file. Is it true that using symbols ...
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Adjustable nested symbols in Sketch

Is it possible to create nested symbols that are adjustable when we choose "none" status? I'm looking for a way to make the symbol disappear and other symbols would move to adjust the space between ...
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illustrator: when making a pattern with a symbol instance the link is lost

if i create a symbol, then use that to make a pattern any changes to the symbol are not reflected in the pattern. Is there a way of keeping this link. Is there any way to keep this link with patterns?...
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Auto adjust parent size when disabling child elements in symbols

I have a symbol "Menu Item" with text and background layout. Then I create "Menu" symbol where I place 3 "Menu Item" symbols on it. Here is how it looks like: Then on my page I use "Menu" symbol, but ...
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Sketch Override set to none

I'm trying to create a symbol that has nested symbols and have these overrides set to None. So when I go to insert the symbol, the default should not show the nested symbols. I have a hack that sets ...
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Is there a plugin to save/load button states?

I have many override settings in my button symbol. I want to customize button with these settings and save the state to use after. I am pretty shore I saw this kind of plugin some time ago but I can't ...
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Sketch Questions regarding symbols [closed]

I've a few questions regarding Sketch - Sketch keeps expanding my symbol folders, it seems random and makes it more challenging to find what I want. Is there an option for how Sketch organizes ...
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Sketch Symbols - replacement sizes

In Sketch, how different do the artboard sizes need to be so they DO NOT show up as replacement options? For example, I have some symbols that are 200px x 48px and when I want to replace them, I also ...
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Does “Anilox” and “Impression” terms have any meaning in graphic design?

I've just spotted this "scale" on the bottom of my box: Does these two terms have any meaning or is this just as meaningless filling of space?
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What CorelDraw Effect or Tool is Used to Achieve Transparency

I am new to CorelDraw in that I come from the Adobe world. At the moment, I am working with a CorelDraw file that has several brush-like Symbols. These Symbols are styled, but I cannot see how. ...
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Modifiable progress bar symbol in Sketch

I'm trying to create modifiable progress bar symbols in Sketch. Those are rectangular and circle one on the picture below: To modify that rectangle so it would suit different percentages I created ...
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In Sketch, can you override the fill value for a symbol?

In the Sketch Nested Symbols documentation, there is a short clip showing the user changing a color in a set of symbols by toggling fills. Being in the nested symbols section, I would think they ...
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Exported a map from an .MXD (ArcGIS) to .AI, why did some textboxes including '≤' come in as '='?

I will post the area in question below. Here is the "before" of the legend in ArcGIS, an MXD file: When I export the entire map to AI, it mostly comes into Illustrator just fine, but when I go to ...
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How to create a symbol for LaTeX using Inkscape by working on font character

My purpose is to create the two characters for the imaginary unit i and for the Napier number e as seen below. Now, the aim is to do this in the Latin Modern Roman Italic font. So in Inkscape, I type ...
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Word representation in Graphics

Does anyone know of a good repository where words are represented as symbols/graphics. So for example, a cycle is represented as a line sketch of a cycle and a boat as a drawing of a boat. I am not ...
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How to easily replace an image in every slide across a PowerPoint presentation (Symbols)?

I'd like to be able to reuse a resource across multiple slides (multiple instances) and be able to edit the "master instance" and apply changes to all instances. In Illustrator / Sketch this ...
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Have any Unicode symbols reached archetype status for indicating good, bad, and neutral or winner, loser, and tie?

I am looking for a way, preferably with symbols, to denote a winner, loser, or tie—or, thought of another way—good, bad, or neutral. For instance, in a table of features, to indicate that the feature ...
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Override position of image in symbol (Sketch app)

I have a common use case in Sketch where I'm designing a block with profile content, including an image. The block is a symbol and the image is a nested symbol inside this, with a circular mask. My ...
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Replace specific symbols in scatter plot in Illustrator

I am very new to Adobe Illustrator, so I apologize in advance if my question is offensively simple. To my excuse, I spent and failed to look for a solution online, even though I am sure I am not the ...
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Sketch (45) > 2 symbols with different height, in artboard not adjusting height

Currently I'm working on a large project with many symbols. When I switch between symbols in the artboard they won't adjust the height of the selected symbol. Example: I have 2 symbols: Symbol A) ...
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Unable to draw logo with correct strokes and shadow

I am trying to design a logo for my company. However I have tried for 12 hours now making the design below, but I have huge problems getting what I want. I want the road to be crossing the other one ...
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How to work around 100 artboard limitation in Illustrator for large project with many symbols?

In Illustrator CC 2017, there is a limit of 100 artboards per file. For a project I'm doing, I have several global swatches and symbols that I need on more artboards than that. (If the limit were ...
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Sketch: Is there a way to use overrides and have text wrapping to push content down?

This is the original Symbol. I want to add more text to the 'Stage 13' override and have all elements below be pushed down. However this is what I get: What can I do to make this work properly?
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Replace multiple nested symbols all at once?

I'm making a deck of cards. I have a "shape" symbol for a suit (hearts) and a "configuration" symbol (ten of hearts) which contains many (12) instances of the "heart" symbol. I want to use the same ...
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Does this font match the logo symbol?

I'm trying to make a logo for a new company. My main symbol is this bubble with a target. Here is the symbol and how it looks right now. Do you think the font matches the symbol?
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Converting shape into symbol in Illustrator distorts the box

I am trying to convert a simple shape into a symbol. When I do that, the selection box (I don't know the technical term for it) changes. So here we have the shape. Align to pixel grid is off, snap ...
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Replacing selected shapes with symbols in Illustrator

I have these rectangles placed at different places on the file to indicate bus stands. I want to now replace each one of these rectangles with a bus symbol. How do I do that without dragging the ...
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Width of unicode musical symbols vis a vis fixed width font

In my experience, the musical Unicode symbols for flat (♭) and sharp (♯) are not exactly the same width as the fixed width font that I am using, consequently columnar character alignment ...
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Illustrator won't select paths in Compound Shape I want to fill

I'm following a beginner's tutorial where I am supposed to color a skull that has different symbols on it. It was going all fine until I had to select the yellow bits to add different colors to the ...
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Sketch: As a symbol, adding text will resize the text block height

I have an article block as a symbol in sketch. It contains an image, headline and paragraph. When using the symbol in my canvas, I'd like to change the title, but once it drops to two lines, it will ...
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Does a symbol like this or a similar thing already exsist and has its meaning or not?

I have this symbol sketch: Does it have an existing meaning?