How to Add a Background Color to a Pattern Swatch in Illustrator
If you’ve ever wondered why your pattern swatch is see through, it’s because you don’t have a background color on it. This video will show you the easiest way to add a background color directly in the pattern swatch.
You will learn how to:
00:29 Create a simple pattern with the Pattern Making Tool in Illustrator CS6 or newer
01:14 Understand why your pattern looks see through
01:48 Add a background color the easiest and most efficient way in Pattern Editing Mode
02:35 Make sure your background color isn’t cropping or hiding your motifs