We often create some document where some elements of design are used again and again , for example a design using leaves , water droplets or flowers scattering and example is used in one of my previous tutorials about using water droplets can be found here.
The symbols tools makes it all quite manageable and quickens the final design delivery. Here is an explanation of the tool .

Decide on the items you want to convert to symbols , create symbols by first
1- right click and group your graphic
2- Pick and drop into the symbols pallet.
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The tool options for the symbol can be opened by double clicking the symbol.
from the options you can
1- change diameter of the symbol
2- change density of the symbol spray
3- change size , stylize and edit distribution of the symbols

Watch below a sample video while i played with this cool symbol sprayer tool. Hope you will learn something new!

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These little bugs are free to download for premium members
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Other Symbols you can download

Drips and splatters Vector Symbols Library

The Butterfly Patch

Party Symbols Set