Last Modified : August 24th, 2015
graphicxtras.com > Illustrator pattern swatches > Arches by Andrew Buckle
$7.49 (6.65 EUR, £4.92GBP 901 Yen Approx)
100 Arch Illustrator swatches for CC CS3 CS2 CS1 12 CS4 CS5 CS6 etc Best Arch swatches for Illustrator CC 2015 CS6 CS5 CS4 patterns inc. curved, columns. Royalty free, commercial (CU4CU) use by Andrew Buckle / graphicxtras.com. PC MAC OS X. They can be combined in millions of different ways, merged, exported, distorted, blended, used as sources for brushes, used as sources for symbols. They are powerful vector seamless tiles for all your work. The vectors are for any size of work. Load them via the presets palette library command and then apply to paths and text. On buying, you receive the download link to the tiles in AI format along with documentation and gallery + serial
What can I do with the Illustrator arch swatches ??
They are for commercial as well as personal use, you can use them also to create new items that can be used in sets that you can sell (CU4CU). You can also use them to create posters, mugs, textiles, ceramics, papers, wallpaper, cards, boxes, adverts, packaging and many more. You can basically use them for most of your projects, there are very few restrictions. You can use them world-wide, use them without any time limits etc
How to edit the arch Illustrator swatches
You can edit them by double clicking the item in the presets' palette and this will open the pattern editor. You are given three options here to save a copy (very useful if you make any changes and make more changes and you want to create a snapshot of any of the work created). You can also just click done and then any changes to the artwork will be saved to the palette replacing the existing one. You can also click the cancel which means any changes are lost other than those that have been saved via the copy command. You can change the items in the pattern editor in 100s of ways such as changing the color of the items (colors if there are multiple components) as well as adding new items and removing elements. You can also select individual paths and then use the various tools such as the Astute Graphics' VectorScribe tool to manipulate the path / points / segments in 1000s of ways). You can also use the powerful AI curvature tool to create many new forms of the artwork and then remember to save any of the changes. The pattern editor also offers a number of options such as changing the size of the tile / distance between as well as the tile types such as hex etc. Some work well for certain paths and some end up making the artwork really bad. The hex options mean that the artwork is not so easy to edit in earlier versions of AI. The grid is basically the same as earlier versions before the pattern editor.
How to load the Illustrator arch swatches ??
They are supplied in an AI file. There are many videos available via our graphicxtras channel showing how to add the AI files to the app. You can just load them via the palette and other library functionality. You can also add them to the presets folders and then you can just access them by name. You can also just open them via the source file but then they are limited only to that file but it does mean you can change the source paths (perhaps a black path into an orange or green one or perhaps add additional paths to the library)