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How to Add a Background Image to a Pattern Swatch in Illustrator tutorial by {Sew Heidi}

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


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