Pattern tool limits


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Pattern tool limits

The Pattern Tool is one of the best features in Illustrator. With that said, it does have its limitations. There's no layering when you work in the Pattern Tool, which makes certain designs impossible to create. This is why it's important to know how to create a pattern from scratch using the bounding box method I covered earlier in the course. The most glaring limitation, once you have a pattern composed using the pattern tool, there's no way to export it out as a stand alone pattern tile.

This means it's great for creating patterns you can use on a print related project, but not so great if you want to create a surface design for textile printing, which requires a single tile to repeat a pattern. Thankfully, there's a way to work around this problem. When using the pattern tool, you need to be aware of some of the tool's limitations. The first limitation I'd like to mention is that within the pattern tool, there are no layers.

That's why it's not an ideal place to ...

Pattern tool limits
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Pattern tool limits provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Von Glitschka as part of the Drawing Vector Graphics: Patterns

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Design
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Illustrator
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