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How do you create pattern swatches similar to illustrator?

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Hello, 

‘I’ve been using the affinity iPad app for about a week now so I’m still fairly new but am used to the majority of its features and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made, being a fashion student we are constantly using adobe software and I’ve found this software gives me all I could need as a student like the option to make my own brushes for technical flats, but I had one question about how you can make patterns and then fill a shape in with said pattern I think in Adobe it’s called a swatch although I could be wrong, I hope I’ve explained this well enough it’s hard to word but if this was a feature this would be super helpful to me and I’m sure lots of other fashion students.

 

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Hi Katie20, and welcome to the forum.

Affinity doesn't yet have a vector pattern / vector fill tool.

So you either have to make your nest your pattern inside the shape you want to fill - which is usually a bit cumbersome.

Or you can draw something, export it as a bitmap, and then use the Bitmap Fill in the Fill Tool to create a repeating pattern.

You might find these a useful starting point…

https://affinityspotlight.com/article/create-repeat-patterns-with-a-live-pattern-preview-in-affinity-designer-for-ipad/

 

 


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