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Community Beginner ,
May 12, 2020

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Dear Community,

I´m struggling with a pattern bulit in Illustrator (used the pattern making tool in Illustrator 2020.) When I open the ai file it works perfectly, the pattern looks like as it should, but when I´m trying to export or replace to PS, it looks totally messed up. I´ve tried to export to jpg, png, tif, psd and also to save to older versions of ai. SVG worked, but not good for the client.

I´m quite a beginner, this is my first pattern, so maybe I miss something when editing/saving. I appreciate any help.

First picture is the wrong one, second is the good.

Thanks,

Kati

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

It looks like a bug, but maybe it is caused by the way the pattern is build.

In Pattern editing mode, there is a whole clip group visible in the layers panel, that contains another clip group, but is not visible in the final pattern, but it is visible on export as...

I you delete the clip group while in Pattern editing mode, the exports will be as expected.

clipgroup.png

 

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question about saving files filled with pattern

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Dear Community,

I´m struggling with a pattern bulit in Illustrator (used the pattern making tool in Illustrator 2020.) When I open the ai file it works perfectly, the pattern looks like as it should, but when I´m trying to export or replace to PS, it looks totally messed up. I´ve tried to export to jpg, png, tif, psd and also to save to older versions of ai. SVG worked, but not good for the client.

I´m quite a beginner, this is my first pattern, so maybe I miss something when editing/saving. I appreciate any help.

First picture is the wrong one, second is the good.

Thanks,

Kati

palm test.png

katalinu11625691_0-1589295489121.png

 

 

 

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

It looks like a bug, but maybe it is caused by the way the pattern is build.

In Pattern editing mode, there is a whole clip group visible in the layers panel, that contains another clip group, but is not visible in the final pattern, but it is visible on export as...

I you delete the clip group while in Pattern editing mode, the exports will be as expected.

clipgroup.png

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Try expanding the pattern fill before exporting? Personally, pattern fills have been the bane of my art/print production career.. so i feel your pain.

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Community Beginner ,
May 14, 2020

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Yes, I got the same suggestion to try expand, but it did'nt really work - but maybe I've done it not right.

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Can you describe the method you used to expand the pattern? What was the result of expanding the pattern and what makes you say that it "didn't really work"?

 

The more you can tell me about the situation, the better the chances I'll have an answer for you. 😃

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Community Beginner ,
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Yeah, hahha, sorry 😄 So when I'm trying to expand (select the layer first), this is the only option pop's up. So I clicked okay, then tried to export again, but still the same messy. I might miss something. Please let me know if you need more details, this is my first problem-sharing, so not sure what part to describe more 🙂

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The first one certainly does not look good.

I wonder what the second one is, a pattern tile? Or a rectangle filled with your pattern?

Can you share your Illustrator file?

File sharing from the Creative Cloud Files folder, DropBox, WeTransfer, Google... 

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The second is a rectangle, but the pattern is editable inside. I put it on wetransfer 

https://we.tl/t-7p7pPKwi1S

Thank you for helping 🙂

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Try this:

Select the rectangle (with the pattern fill applied).

Object > Expand

    In the dialog, make sure "Fill" is checked. Click "OK".

Pathfinder palette > "Merge"

 

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Yeeeey! That's it, thank you! I didn't know I need to follow these steps after. THANKS A LOT! 🙂

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Thanks for sharing.

If I understand correctly you want to export a single tile?

As an image or as vector?

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The result of Export As... looks like a bug.

But Export Selection or Export >Export for Screens seems to work fine (without expanding).

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It looks like a bug, but maybe it is caused by the way the pattern is build.

In Pattern editing mode, there is a whole clip group visible in the layers panel, that contains another clip group, but is not visible in the final pattern, but it is visible on export as...

I you delete the clip group while in Pattern editing mode, the exports will be as expected.

clipgroup.png

 

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This should be the real correct answer. Mine is a hack.. But this is a fix.

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As long as it works 🙂

 

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Thank you so muchfor the help! 🙂

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