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Vector patterns using Data Merge layout tool

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I was initially a bit underwhelmed with Photo betas Pattern fill tool as I prefer to use vectors for this kind of thing, but just had a thought today about using Publishers Data Merge layout tool to create vector patterns and it turns out to work really well, at least for my usage - I'm not really up to the job at making tutorials, but thought I'd make a few screen captures in order to share the technique - it really does seem powerful and doesn't seem to slow down the way the old step and repeat symbols technique does

First here's an earlier post from today where I first began messing around with the technique - this covers the basics of how to set up a repeating pattern

And heres the technique put into practice on one of my old cartoon illustration jobs - hope someone can make use of it


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So it does...Thanks for highlighting it!...:) Interesting workflow!

I tried it with layered vector patterns | Symbols | Detached Symbols etc..in Publisher....

Can be used in Designer Beta you copy but no tools to edit it!....yet!



Affinity Version 1 (10.6) Affinity Version 2.3.0 All (Designer | Photo | Publisher)   Beta; 2.3 2165
OS:Windows 10 Pro 22H2 OS Build 19045.3570+ Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.19052.1000.0
Rig:AMD FX 8350 and AMD Radeon (R9 380 Series) Settings Version 21.04.01 
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20.1.03) + Wacom Intuous 4M with driver 6.3.41-1



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