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Editing swatch patterns

Apr 10, 2013 7:55 PM

Tags: #swatch_library #swatches_palette #convert_to_grayscale

I would like to know two things:

 

1.     I found a stripe pattern I like, but it's black, and I'd like the same thing in 35% grayscale.  How do I do that?  (Note: I'm seeing percentages attached to some of the stripe swatches, but they all look black on the screen.  Confused.....)

 

2.     Sometimes I may want the stripes closer together.  Is there a way to do that?

 

Thanks!

 
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    Apr 11, 2013 2:14 AM   in reply to ceilr

    Drag the pattern swatch from the panel on the artboard, edit it and then drag back again. See manual for details on patterns

     
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    Apr 11, 2013 10:55 AM   in reply to ceilr

    That swatch is grouped. You need to edit it using the right tools (direct selection tool) or use the isolation mode.

     

    In order to learn Illustrator, there's for instance "Real World Illustrator" (unfortunately not for CS6, but most of the CS5 stuff applies) or the "Classroom in a book".

     
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    Apr 11, 2013 1:11 PM   in reply to ceilr
     
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