N.S.L: WEEK 122 – Adobe Illustrator CC: “Graphic Styles”

Graphic Styles, similar to Symbols, it’s a huge subject, but I’m just going to focus on a quick helpful tip. I’ve been using this a lot lately.

What’s the Quick Tip???? Overwriting or replacing an existing Graphic Style. But that’s not all, there’s a second part. You can replace the Default Graphic Style that can be activated by just hitting the letter “D” while working in Adobe Illustrator CC.


Graphic Styles in Adobe Illustrator CC
Replacing Graphic Styles

Replacing an existing Graphic Style is very useful but not too many people know about it. Once you have a Graphic Style saved in the panel, just create a new one. If you’d like the new one to replace the  old one, you click and drag the new one above the old one and introduce the Alt key. You’ll see a lil “+” in place of the cursor. Once you release, the process is complete. You can now delete the unneeded Style to stay organized.


Replace the Defaul Graphic Style
Replacing Default Graphic Styles

In your Graphic Styles Panel, you have a “Default Style” which can be activated by hitting the “D” key. This Style will apply an appearance of a white fill with a black stroke at one point and I find it VERY helpful. Lately I’ve been wanting to change they Style that is applied when I hit the letter “D”. Now I know how!!! I just use the technique mentioned above to overwrite the Graphic Style named “Default Graphic Style”.


Changing the Default Graphic Style has been a BIG help while working on my other project:

Wacom Wednesday


I got all my info from Lynda.com:

Illustrator CC One-on-One: Advanced



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