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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.