I am a starter in illustrator. I make pattern and put it in swatches panel. When I open it from swatches panel, the pattern tile has a rectangle shape even if I have given the size of a square at first (before drawing and making pattern). 1) How can I have a square pattern tile not rectangle? after that, 2) How can I make a new artboard of my pattern tile?(When I open my rectangle(!!!) pattern tile from swatches panel, and draw a new square by ellipse tool to drag the tile to it,suddenly all the screen is my pattern tile!)(There is no new white square to see and drag to it) Can anybody help me solve the problemsa? Many thanks.
A patter tile, in almost all instances, has no correlation to artboard size.
You can change the "tile" aspect of a patter in Pattern Editing Mode by clicking the
Tile edit button on the Pattern Editor Panel. This allows you t alter the aspect of the tile shape.
If you want a square tile, then you need to ensure the
Tile Type is set to
Grid. Any other setting will result in a non-square shape. i.e. "Brick" results in rectangles, "Hex" in hexagons.
Panel may look different in CC 2020, but it should still be relatively the same in function.
To fill an artboard with a pattern, draw a rectangle on the artboard and then click the pattern swatch in the Swatches Panel to apply the pattern fill. It's the same procedure you'd use to fill a rectangle with color. The only difference is the swatch you click. You do not want to be in Pattern Editing Mode when filling the rectangle.