How to load pattern swatches 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

    swatches location

Video tutorial on the subject by (youtube)


The location for the install 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.


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Example on the right shows the location for the mac and CC 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



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