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Printing Pattern

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by brandyn, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. brandyn

    brandyn New Member

    Mar 19, 2013
    Design a pattern to Print on Wall Graphic Letters. Design the Pattern using Adobe Illustrator the pattern is perfect on letters at small sizes. When I blow letters up in Adobe it makes the Pattern to small on the Letters ruining the design of pattern. So basically I'm wondering what is best graphic way to keep the pattern the same for printing wall graphics throughout different sizes of wall graphics
  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

    Sep 24, 2004
    not too keen on illy, but perhaps 'expand appearance' or some such before resizing?
  3. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

    Jun 4, 2007
    Home Office
    Make vector pattern.
    Drag it into Symbols palette.
    Type lettering
    Select lettering and type Command/Shift O to create outlines
    Command 8 to create compound shape from outlines
    I delete color from lettering to better see where I'm going
    Create new layer under type and drag symbol to this layer.
    Move things where you want to see them
    Command A (select all)
    Command 7(create clipping mask)
    Add color

    You now have a fully scalable piece of vector art.
  4. brandyn

    brandyn New Member

    Mar 19, 2013
    I created Pattern in adobe under options Pattern make then applied them directly to the Letters Issue comes up with Re sizing of letters when you Re size. I can use clipping mask but I have lots of words that need pattern applied to so its more time consuming that why I was looking at using apply pattern to swatches to save time.
  5. omgsideburns

    omgsideburns Very Active Member

    Apr 15, 2008
    When you scale your graphics, you have to scale the pattern too...

    Object > Transform > Scale > Make sure the "Patterns" checkbox is checked and type in the percentage you want to scale it to.

    Alternatively, you can just scale the pattern after the fact by using the same dialog box and just checking patterns and unchecking everything else.
  6. brandyn

    brandyn New Member

    Mar 19, 2013

    Thank you so much just saved me tons of time!!

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