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Mastering Illustrator

Trouble Defining Patterns

When I define a new pattern, sometimes all I get is a blank white box. Other times I get a border around my pattern that I don't want. What am I forgetting?

To ensure that your artwork actually becomes part of the pattern, make sure the objects are selected (and grouping them is a good idea) before choosing Edit, Define Pattern. To avoid an unintended box around your pattern, check that your bounding box has a stroke (and fill) of None.


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