When creating patterns with for example very easy dimensions like the artboard 400 x 400 px etc, and everything right placed, as you can see on the print screens, after having created the pattern, it never aligns center-aligned like I would like it too. Very annoying.
who can help? Thanks!!
Left: the original positioning before creating the pattern.
Right: the result of a perfect square, center aligned to the artboard and with the swatch applied, not too pretty he?
You're right. So far so good, but this still doesn't help me getting a nice pattern centered on the artboard?
The image here is an example of the actual pattern I would like to use The smaller image is a print screen of the actual composition of elements in Illustrator which I made the pattern of.
Is there an easy solution for this?
- center your shape (filled with the pattern) to the artboard
- hold the "Tilde Key" (~), while you click and drag the center of your pattern (not the center of the shape)
- drop it on the center of the shape (if you have smart guides on, it will tell you when you are on the center
the shape will not move, only the pattern will move
Azerty-keyboards (or at least mine on the MacBook nor the external Mac Keyboard) don't seem to have the tilde-key. Any solution or do you know how to change this keyboard shortcut, or isn't it a shortcut?