To use our swatches in Adobe Illustrator (like our Tint Pack):
Choose Window > Swatch Libraries > Other Library > [select library].
Or, in the Swatches panel menu, choose Open Swatch Library > Other Library > [select library].
The imported swatches appear in a swatch library panel (not the Swatches panel).
Pattern swatches with a lot of detail may appear very dark in the default “Small Thumbnail View” setting.
Switching your swatch view to “Large List View” in the swatch library panel menu yields a much more useful preview.
In this example, we’ll rotate and scale our Tint Pack pattern after it’s been applied to an object.
In this example, we’ll change the color of our Tint Pack pattern after it’s been applied to an object.
Sometimes when zooming-into or out-of your artwork in Illustrator, thin lines appear in parts of your design which contain tiled pattern swatches.
They can be straight-across or angled, depending upon whether you’ve rotated the fill. Have a look at the first image below to see what these lines look like (in this case the fill had been rotated 45-degrees).
Most of the time, these lines are artifacts resulting from how illustrator previews your file … meaning they’re not in your prints or exported artwork.
Occasionally these lines appear in exported rasterized artwork. Here’s what to do when that happens.