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Part V: Illustrator CS > Defining and Applying Patterns

Chapter 31. Defining and Applying Patterns

IN THIS CHAPTER

General Rules Governing Patterns

Fill Patterns

Brush Patterns

Mastering Illustrator

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 through the Swatch palette's menu. Brush patterns are stored in the Brushes palette; you can load them with the palette's menu command Open Brush Library. (Brushes and the Brushes palette are discussed in Chapter 26, “Working with the Four Types of Brushes.”)


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