So I learned Adobe Illustrator CS5 (Say 10%). I have these two files which I downloaded from the net. They are patterns files for animals skins.
Open the file directly in Adobe Illustrator CS5, I get the contents of the file as well as they are added directly to the "Swatches Panel" on the left. When I hover over the individual boxes/Thumbnails/rectangles in the Swatches Panel with the mouse, I get the titles like "Jagur" or "Tiger" telling me the name of the patterns.
The same is the Case when I load the file using the "Open Swatch Libary" > "Other Libary" and browse to the file and open it. Works perfectly. I can apply the patterns to any shapes and it works like a charm.
- Open the file directly in Adobe Illustartor CS5, I get the contents of the file showing me the patterns. However they are not added to the "Swatches Panel" directly as the first file does. Insted I get some other colors in the swacthes panel and when I hover over the individual boxes/Thumbnails/rectangles in the Swacthes Panel with the mose, I DON'T get the titles.
- The same is the case when I load the file using the "Open Swatch Libary" > "Other Libary" and brose to the file and open it. Does not work. I CAN't apply the patterns to any sahpes. Even If I select the patterns from the main windows by clicking, selecting and draging to the swatches panle and add there. When I apply the same to any shape it applies them but it's all messed up and lines appear around the single/individual pattern if the shape to which it is being applied is big enough.
Can't figure it out that why the first file works and the second files does not. I am new to Illustartor (How many times you have heard that?) and any solution would greatly aid me in my learning process. I need the patterns for a logo design.
I have another 3rd file which has Cow Patterns and it behaves exactly the same way as the second file. Opening it shows me the pattern in the main window but it does not get added to the swatches panle either by adding it using the mose or opening it using the browse libary method.
Thanks in Advance