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How do I fix this? Pieces of the design are getting cut off (right and bottom side of the yellow, top and left side of the green).

Any help would be appreciated!

(to answer a reply that was deleted - there is no background, it is a clean vector, fully transparent)


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Guessing based upon video from comments: https://i.imgur.com/T55Fihx.mp4

If the green/yellow shapes are comprised of a bunch of little, individual, pieces ....

The negative offset in the pattern editor may be failing to replicate these individual pieces because they fall outside the pattern tile clipping area.

To correct this....

  • Select all the green and choose Object > Compound Path > Make.
  • Then do the same for the yellow.

Now create your pattern the same way you have.

By creating compound shapes of all the pieces, Illustrator sees the pieces as one, singular, object rather than a bunch of pieces. This means the shape won't be "clipped" as long as a part of it is within the pattern's tile.

  • Video that should hopefully answer your questions. I am fairly new to illustrator - thank you for your help! imgur.com/a/xefWT3U
    – yen
    Feb 18, 2022 at 2:19
  • @yen that is interesting because I can't replicate the issue: see here Guessing.. is the Green shape a group or compound path? and the Yellow shape? My only real guess would be if the shapes are all separate little pieces, the clipping may not be showing parts because they are clipped by the negative offset. But if the shapes are one object, they shouldn't be clipped like that.
    – Scott
    Feb 18, 2022 at 2:39
  • So select all the green parts.. Object > Compound Path > Make then repeat for all the yellow parts and then try creating the pattern again (the same way you do in the video).
    – Scott
    Feb 18, 2022 at 2:49
  • YES! That was it, thank you SO SO much, Scott!
    – yen
    Feb 18, 2022 at 3:05
  • Glad that was it @yen I've updated my answer to reflect that.
    – Scott
    Feb 18, 2022 at 3:14

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