I'm designing a board game in Adobe Illustrator for my cultural youth work, and I've drawn the paths that mark the trails of the game where the player can move along:
Now I want to divide that trails into fields, like I've already done in the top right part of the board. The borders of each field are single paths each:
But I need to fill the fields the player can step on with graphics like these:
I know that this can be done by using pattern fills, but since the fields aren't closed paths, they don't have a fill color. How can I tell Illustrator to use the two borders of each field and the segments of the two trail paths to each side to create a closed path for each field? If there are better ways to approach my goals, I'm open to them as well!
Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!
Edit: Using the Shapebuilder tool to create the individual segments seems to work so far. I've loaded my fill graphic as a swatch, and set it as the fill color for the segment, but it creates unnecessary tiling of the graphic, instead of just placing it once:
How can I tell Illustrator to just place it once (and larger)? Edit 2: Figured that out on my own. I was supposed to use the regular scaling tool.