Filling parts of a pattern

New Here ,
Oct 21, 2020

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Hello,

 

I have an intersecting line pattern that I want to use as a background. I would like to fill some of the the random shapes that are created in the pattern to be a different color. Is this possible?

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 22, 2020
Ton Frederiks Adobe Community Professional , Oct 22, 2020
If it is a pattern from a pattern swatch in the Swatches panel, you could try this: Select the background filled with the pattern and use Object > Expand... > Fill Ungroup the result and choose Object > Clipping Mask > Release Select a no fill /no stroke object and choose Select > Same > Fill & Stroke Delete the selection. Select the expanded pattern and choose Object > Live Paint > Make Use the Live Paint bucket (K) to fill area's

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 22, 2020

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If it is a pattern from a pattern swatch in the Swatches panel, you could try this:

Select the background filled with the pattern and use Object > Expand... > Fill

Ungroup the result and choose Object > Clipping Mask > Release

Select a no fill /no stroke object and choose Select > Same > Fill & Stroke

Delete the selection.

Select the expanded pattern and choose Object > Live Paint > Make

Use the Live Paint bucket (K) to fill area's

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Thanks so much, did exactly what I needed!

 

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Good to hear that helped!

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