How do I create a pattern swatch using objects filled with a texture pattern?

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Jun 13, 2022 Jun 13, 2022

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I am relatively new to illustrator so bear with me.

 

I would like to create a repeating pattern by dragging over a design into the swatches menu. I set up my art board however some objects contain a texture pattern fill I previously created. It is my understanding that you cannot create a pattern with objects that contain a pattern. However, are there any work arounds to this? For example how do I "finalize" the object texture pattern so that they are individual editable shapes instead of simply a fill? 

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Jun 13, 2022 Jun 13, 2022

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Hi Jenn,

 

You can not nest things like patterns inside pattern or symbols inside symbols. Do not even try the nested symbol as a test as I think that crashes your computer in the past.

 

Use  Object >> Expand on the pattern.

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When I click on the texture and then go object>expand the art board disappears and none of my layers are visible. Any ideas?

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Is your texture pattern a vector or bitmap? If it is a bitmap, you may need to do an image trace. If it is vector, if you post an image so we can see what is happening, that would be helpful.

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