13 Replies Latest reply on Oct 5, 2017 5:46 AM by Ton Frederiks

    How do I rasterize an Illustrator pattern while keeping it seamless?

    charlotten86139972 Level 1



      I have been making patterns in Illustrator with vector pieces over lapping the tile bounds so that they are seamless repeats



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      The pattern sizes are too large and making my laptop crash.



      I dragged the pattern outside on to the artboard, rasterized them, and clipping mask them where the tile bounds were.. but then when i put this rasterized swatch back into swatches, the repeat is lost and the seams are visible!

      My laptop is crashing so much, (file 23MB) i have to wait about 15 seconds everytime i click something for the wheel of doom to stop...



      How can you rasterize a pattern while keeping the seamless repeats?