Styles

Instead of having to create effects, fills, colors and properties for your design from scratch, the Styles panel can be used to apply a pre-designed style to your object (shape, artistic text or frame text). If you want to save a combination of the above for future use, these can be stored in the panel as a custom style.

To apply a style:
  1. From the Styles panel, select a category from the pop-up menu.
  2. Click on your chosen style with an object selected, or select and drag your it onto your object to apply it to the object.
Panel Preferences To create a custom category:
Panel Preferences To rename a styles category:
  1. Choose the category you want to rename from the category pop-up menu.
  2. Click Panel Preferences and choose Rename Category from the menu.
  3. Type a new name for the category in the dialog and click OK.
Panel Preferences To save a style:
  1. On the Styles panel, select a category to save the style into.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Select the object whose style you want to save, click Panel Preferences on the Styles panel, then choose Add Style from Selection from the menu.
    • -click the object and select Create Style.
Panel Preferences To import a style:
  1. Do one of the following:
    • Click Panel Preferences on the Styles panel, then choose Import Styles from the menu and select a style from the dialog.
    • Drag any .afstyles file onto the Styles Panel to add the style in its own original category.

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