How to Create your Own Pose in Adobe Illustrator
Although our Toon Characters come in sets of 100 poses, it is possible that none of our set poses suit your needs perfectly. So our ultimate pack gives you the option to create your own pose. We’ve described in 3 simple steps how to do that in Adobe Illustrator.
1. Load symbol library.
Our Toon Characters are symbol based. If you don’t know what a symbol in Adobe Illustrator is, and you are not sure how to use it, take a quick look at our article “How to use symbols in Adobe Illustrator.”
2. Drag and drop body parts from the “Symbols” panel to the artboard.
Once you’ve got our symbol gallery loaded, you just have to select the separate objects and match them together. Drag and drop objects one by one to the artboard in no particular order. For example, take a head, eyes, eyebrows, mouth, arms, hands, body, book and a target.
3. Adjust the symbols to fit into place.
Now comes the fun part. Just use the mouse or the keyboard arrows to position the elements properly. When combining the different objects, mind the hierarchy, e.g. the eyes should be placed in front of the head. Change the stacking order by using the “Layers” panel or just select the element and press the shortkey “Ctrl + ]” or “Ctr + [“.
Here’s how we’ve mixed and matched the symbols for this demo.
Sounds simple? It actually is. You can create a new pose in just a few clicks.
Take a look at our short video below to get a clear idea how to create your own pose in Adobe Illustrator:
Customize Toon Characters even more. Change the colors by following our short tutorial “How to Change Colors of a Toon Character in 3 Easy Steps”