Repeat pattern - greyed out for embedded images

New Here ,
Jan 27, 2021

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I love the opportunites presented by the new repeat pattern tool.

Unfortunely its greyed out when assets included embedded or linked images are selected.

 

Does anyone have a work around?

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/illustrator/using/repeat-patterns.html

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 27, 2021
Doug A Roberts Adobe Community Professional , Jan 27, 2021
I'd advise giving Effect > Distort and Transform > Transform a try before image tracing anything. If you can't achieve what you need to, describe it here and perhaps I or someone else can help you find the right settings.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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I believe that's simply a limitation of it at present.

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Although note in the meantime that you can do most (possibly all?) of what it does with transform effects, but with more manual calculations and less fancy new UI elements.

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Thanks Doug! Really appreciate your prompt reply.

In the meantime a bit of image trace did the job... but not ideal - laptop sounded as if it was about to take off!

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I'd advise giving Effect > Distort and Transform > Transform a try before image tracing anything. If you can't achieve what you need to, describe it here and perhaps I or someone else can help you find the right settings.

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