In Illustrator, you can modify existing patterns as well as create new ones. The latest version of “Adobe Illustrator” includes a plethora of patterns, which can be found in the Swatches panel and Swatch Libraries. Let’s learn the easiest way of how to make a pattern swatch in Illustrator.
In Adobe Illustrator, there are 3 types of swatches.
- Solid Color Swatches
- Gradient Swatches
- Pattern Swatches
Go to the “Windows” menu and click “Swatches”.
A swatches dialog box will appear on your artboard.
If you have any kind of design you can select and drag the design on this box.
In this example, I am adding a design to the Swatches box.
You will notice the thumbnail of the design in your “Swatches” box.
Now draw your desired shape and fill it with the selected design.
Adobe Illustrator also provides some pattern swatches by default.
You can access the default swatches by going to “Windows” >> “Swatch Libraries” >> “Patterns”.
There are main three categories in Pattern Swatch Libraries.
1. Basic Graphics
- Decorative Legacy
- Vonster Patterns
- Animal Skins