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 query : How do I move a pattern swatch once I've applied it to a shape? I want to create patterns/images within an image in Illustrator E.g. smaller triangles within a large triangle. I’ve tried

@Carla748

Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #Patterns #Swatches

I want to create patterns/images within an image in Illustrator
E.g. smaller triangles within a large triangle.

I’ve tried to create a swatch with the smaller images and then chosen the larger image and selected draw inside tool but once this has taken effect you can’t move the swatch inside without it moving the larger image, could someone please advise the best way to achieve what I need to do?

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@Berryessa866

@Berryessa866

You can use object transforms (in the Object → Tranform menu) to transform only the pattern, just uncheck "Transform Objects" and check "Transform Patterns"...



You can also use the Transform panel by selecting "Transform Pattern Only" from the panel menu and adjusting values (i.e. to move, just adjust the X and Y values)...

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@Hamaas979

@Hamaas979

I assume you built a pattern and applied it to an object.

To move a pattern inside an object, select the object using the Selection Tool (V).

Hold Down the grave accent (backtick) key `, and click and drag on your pattern to move it inside the object.

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