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Using stock seamless pattern files to make pattern swatches.

Community Beginner ,
Mar 03, 2023 Mar 03, 2023

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I have some seamless pattern EPS files which I downloaded from iStock, to use in Adobe Illustrator, to make some pattern swatches, to fill some rectangles. With some of the files, I can just select the pattern square and drag it to the swatches (or the pattern is already in the swatches panel when I open the file) and so I can then easily fill rectangles with the pattern.

But, with some, this does not work. When I select the pattern square and drag it to the swatches panel, it creates a swatch, but with a white border around it, and then when I fill a rectangle using this pattern swatch it appears as lots of separate pattern squares surrounded by grey.

Does anyone know how to resolve this problem? Thanks in advance!

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Community Expert , Mar 03, 2023 Mar 03, 2023

I can't find that file on Adobe Stock. Here's how the pattern editing mode works: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/create-edit-patterns.html

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Mar 03, 2023 Mar 03, 2023

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Please show. Or tell us the number of the Stock file.

Object > Pattern > Make does not work?

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Hi, thanks for your response. It is istock number 1210139536. I have also tried Object > Pattern > Make, but that resulted in the same result (i.e. swatch with a white border & fill with separate pattern squares surrounded by grey.

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I can't find that file on Adobe Stock. Here's how the pattern editing mode works: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/create-edit-patterns.html

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Hi, thanks a lot, I watched the video tutorial and I have got it now.

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