How to load patterns in Illustrator tutorial

How to load / install pattern swatches into Illustrator CC 2018 2017 2015 2014 CS6 CS5 etc tutorial.

Load / install pattern swatches into Illustrator

how to load / install pattern swatches into Illustrator
  1. Install the AI pattern swatches into the 'presets' folder 'swatches' of Illustrator

  2. Start Illustrator

  3. Go to the window menu

  4. Swatch libraries

  5. Load the patterns by the name in the swatches list

  6. Go to the swatches library panel

  7. Select swatches to be added to the document's swatches panel

  8. Apply the loaded patterns to Illustrator paths etc

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270 Contourpatterns swatches AI (V5) Contour / offset pattern swatches for Illustrator CC 2018 2017 2015 ... [browse]

Location for the AI Pattern swatch files for Illustrator

swatches location

This varies from version to version but generally you can find the location for the swatches in the sub folder of the presets folder found in a sub folder of en_GB, en_US etc which can be found in the applications folder / program files depending on pc or mac. Example on the right shows the location for the mac andCC 2018 2017 but the location has varied a little over the years. I assume that Illustrator CC 2018 presets folder will be in the CC 2018 section, Illustrator CC 2019 presets folder will be in much the same location as well

Free swatches for you to use royalty free in your work

1. free selection of swatches on the site

Other tutorials relating to Illustrator such as our how to use live shapes etc

1. how to export SVG files from Illustrator

 

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