Arch swatches for Illustrator

Updated: April 25th, 2015

Illustrator swatches arches

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Arch swatches for Illustrator (#44)

100 Arch Illustrator swatches for CC CS3 CS2 CS1 12 CS4 11 2014 CS5 CS6 etc


Royalty free, commercial (CU4CU) use by Andrew Buckle /




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

Arch swatches for Illustrator

arch swatches columns rows for Illustrator CC CS3 black

Columns or perhaps the Coliseum (well, in the early days)


scale and height and width rectangular outlines

You can use them any in any size, they can be set to large size by using the editor and setting a larger width and height setting


hex type for pattern with rectangular form

You can set the type of pattern such as hex / brick etc via the editor tool.

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.


glow effects in Photoshop

Glow effects added via the camera raw filter in PS, you can always copy the filled path from AI to PS and then add effects and return to AI. Not that the actual tiles work as well from one to the other. The default type works ok but the other fills such as hex often require a little more work to use them in the PS tools (even if it is possible). It is just easier copying a path from AI to PS than trying to get the patterns to work cross app.


church window medieval columns / rows pointed color overlay

Colorful overlay by adding a path with opacity set to 50%


rounded overlay orange

Rounded tiles in orange and brown added to a white background


arch swatches for Illustrator pattern editor

They can be edited in 1000s of ways via the object menu pattern editor - the above tiles are very close to each other, it has now be spaced slightly wider via the pattern editor


red blue swatches for Illustrator arch

Red and blue in Adobe AI - all very American

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)


shadow hex

You can quickly add a shdow to any of the paths either via the editor (edit source) or by using two filled paths with red and black fills. The fill type was also set to hex instead of the default grid option


text fills with red and blue rounded curved art

The paths can be filled with the patterns, text or normal paths. Red and blue art fill (as above) but scaled via the object menu transform scale command.


arch swatches for Illustrator type and text combined

Text can be combined with them in numerous ways in Adobe AI


arch swatches color fill using ungroup clipping mask

They can be used to fill any selected paths. They can be ungrouped and expanded, and released from clipping mask - the individual elements can be re-colored


abstract arch swatch for Illustrator in pink

Abstract pink vector repeating tile up and down lines