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Part: IV Enhancing Illustrator Objects > Applying and Defining Patterns

Chapter 13. Applying and Defining Patterns

In this chapter

General Rules Governing Patterns

Fill Patterns

Brush Patterns

Troubleshooting

Patterns, like colors, can be customized, saved, and applied to individual objects. The two basic types of patterns are fill patterns and brush patterns. Brush patterns are intended to be applied to paths, including the stroke of an object. They are used exclusively with pattern brushes. Fill patterns, on the other hand, are designed for use as an object's fill. Fill patterns are stored in the Swatches palette; you can load them by choosing Window, Swatch Libraries. (The Swatches palette and Swatch Libraries are discussed in Chapter 12, “Understanding and Applying Color.”) Brush patterns are stored in the Brushes palette; you can load them by choosing Window, Brush Libraries. (Brushes and the Brushes palette are discussed in Chapter 6, “Utilizing the Four Types of Brushes.”)


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