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Create reusable styles of object attributes

  • Create styles from object attributes, fills, outlines, image or shape effects.
  • Styles are used by referencing. Changes to a style are immediately reflected on the objects using the style.
  • Create styles by setting roles of named objects, and referencing the style from the objects.
  • Changes on objects with a style role are automatically reflected on objects using the style.
  • Create styles by setting a style role of a Reference Canvas, so that all named objects on that canvas are treated as style definitions.
  • The name of objects with style roles (or in a Reference Canvas with a style role) automatically show up in various lists of the user interface (fill, outline, transparency, etc.) for selecting a style.

Powerful styling tools

  • Apply a style by drag and drop from the Styles panel.
  • Copy and paste styles between objects.
  • Locally override a style in symbol instances.
  • Use the style picker tools to pick and apply object styles, object shapes or image effects.
  • Search and replace objects using selected styles.

The Styles panel

  • Use the Styles panel to create, apply and organize the styles in a document.
  • Separate panels are used for Character and Paragraph styles.
  • Symbols are threated as styles, but shown in a separate Symbols panel.
  • Reference objects with style roles are also accessed from the Styles panel.
  • Assign style activation schemes on style folders, to create style alternatives in a single document.
  • Export and reuse styles using VectorStyler specific style library (in binary, JSON or XML formats).
  • Update a collection of styles from a previously saved styles library.
  • Organize styles into folders.

Powerful styles workflow

  • Use Style Activation Groups to automatically swap between different style instances.
  • Use Reference Canvases to create and edit objects, whose attributes can be reused as styles throughout the document.
  • Define multiple styles, by setting the role of a Reference Canvas.
  • Link to VectorStyler document files containing styles, to reuse these in the current document.
  • Update styles from linked documents, as the document is changed.
  • Change the shape of selected objects, by assigning a shape style.
  • Clip a group of objects or a layer inside a shape, by selecting a shape style.
  • Apply shape and image effects from previously defined effect styles.