Cannot save pattern to swatches panel

Community Beginner ,
Mar 03, 2022 Mar 03, 2022

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I am fairly new to Illustrator, and am trying to save a pattern to my swatches panel. I copy my background tile, hit CTRL B and select No Fill and No Stroke. I then select all elements and drag over to my swatches panel, but nothing happens.  What am I missing?

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Community Expert , Mar 03, 2022 Mar 03, 2022

Hi check the video hope it helps you...regards

 

https://youtu.be/n34-YmNJMrc

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Mar 03, 2022 Mar 03, 2022

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Hi check the video hope it helps you...regards

 

https://youtu.be/n34-YmNJMrc

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022

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Thank you!

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Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022

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What steps in the video solved your issue?

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Mar 03, 2022 Mar 03, 2022

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When you drag the selected artwork into the Swatches panel do you not see the blue outline around the swatches and the green circle and + sign?

 

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From your description, your method should work.

 

Peter

 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022

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I had missed embedding my images.  It is working now.  Thank you.

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Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022

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There are images in it. Did you trace them?

Are those images embedded in the file?

And if you traced them, did you expand the trace?

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Thank you!  I had missed embedding my images.

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Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022

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Glad you could solve it.

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Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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Do you possibly know why-when I drag my swatch onto my artboard, it comes as 1x1 & not 5x7 (how i saved it initially)?

 

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Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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Do you possibly know why-when I drag my swatch onto my artboard, it comes as 1x1 & not 5x7 (how i saved it initially)?

 


By @keyon25334473fyeh

 

Please create a new thread for your problem and show screenshots and provide your Illustrator file.

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Make sure your Swatches panel is not filtered to show only one type of swatch. Click the button closest to the middle and see if it is set to show all swatches.

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