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Unwanted white lines and grey borders in & around my repeating pattern tiles when I scale/resize?

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Hi everyone,

 

I am having trouble with my repeating patterns that I make in the Object>Pattern>Make.

 

I need to be able to make a surface pattern in one size and then scale it bigger and smaller for different uses.

 

I have tried two different ways and each gets me a different problem.

 

If I edit the original scale in the area of editing pattern swatches, and "save a copy" as a new swatch in a different scale, I get white vertical and horizontal lines inside my swatch (see the picture).

 

If I just use the original swatch to fill a rectangle and then have another identical sized rectangle underneath it with the desired background colour, and then scale them and the art board by say 50%, I end up with a grey border around the tile. Then if I try to use my tile as a repeating pattern it has a thin uneven border that is also repeated.

 

i have fiddled with so many settings and making sure everything is done in whole pixels and the the X and Y axis in the top left corner are set to 0 for everything and art board matches etc etc but I still get one or both of these problems.

 

I have been left having to recreate my patterns from scratch every time I need to change scale- but this is often impossible due to how many elements I have used and resized etc.

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

Hard to see on the image, you probably photographed your screen, it will be much clearer if you capture your monitor screen:

https://www.take-a-screenshot.org

About your scaling problem, you can also scale the existing pattern inside an object without scaling the object:

Fill a rectangle with your pattern. 

In the Transform panel menu select: Transform Pattern Only. 

You will have the same choice when you double click the scale tool.

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Unwanted white lines and grey borders in & around my repeating pattern tiles when I scale/resize?

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Hi everyone,

 

I am having trouble with my repeating patterns that I make in the Object>Pattern>Make.

 

I need to be able to make a surface pattern in one size and then scale it bigger and smaller for different uses.

 

I have tried two different ways and each gets me a different problem.

 

If I edit the original scale in the area of editing pattern swatches, and "save a copy" as a new swatch in a different scale, I get white vertical and horizontal lines inside my swatch (see the picture).

 

If I just use the original swatch to fill a rectangle and then have another identical sized rectangle underneath it with the desired background colour, and then scale them and the art board by say 50%, I end up with a grey border around the tile. Then if I try to use my tile as a repeating pattern it has a thin uneven border that is also repeated.

 

i have fiddled with so many settings and making sure everything is done in whole pixels and the the X and Y axis in the top left corner are set to 0 for everything and art board matches etc etc but I still get one or both of these problems.

 

I have been left having to recreate my patterns from scratch every time I need to change scale- but this is often impossible due to how many elements I have used and resized etc.

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

Hard to see on the image, you probably photographed your screen, it will be much clearer if you capture your monitor screen:

https://www.take-a-screenshot.org

About your scaling problem, you can also scale the existing pattern inside an object without scaling the object:

Fill a rectangle with your pattern. 

In the Transform panel menu select: Transform Pattern Only. 

You will have the same choice when you double click the scale tool.

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Hard to see on the image, you probably photographed your screen, it will be much clearer if you capture your monitor screen:

https://www.take-a-screenshot.org

About your scaling problem, you can also scale the existing pattern inside an object without scaling the object:

Fill a rectangle with your pattern. 

In the Transform panel menu select: Transform Pattern Only. 

You will have the same choice when you double click the scale tool.

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