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Pattern Editing Tool

The Pattern editing tool works on Vector Shapes that use a Pattern fill. On these shapes, The Pattern Editing Tool allows you to change the size, ratio and origin of a pattern.

On Canvas-editing

You can change the origin by click dragging the upper node, this is only possible in Tiled mode.

You can change the size and ratio by click-dragging the lower node. There's no way to constrain the ratio in on-canvas editing, this is only possible in Original and Tiled mode.

Tool Options

Pattern Editor Tool Options.PNG

There's several tool options with this tool, for fine-tuning:

First there's the Pattern options.

  • Repeat: This can be set to
    • Original: This will only show one, unstretched, copy of the pattern.
    • Tiled(Default): This will let the pattern appear tiled in the x and y direction.
    • Stretch: This will stretch the Pattern image to the shape.
  • Reference point: pattern origin. This can be set to
    • Top-left
    • Top
    • Top-right
    • Left
    • Center
    • Right
    • Bottom-left
    • Bottom
    • Bottom-right.
  • Reference Point Offset: For extra tweaking, set in percentages.
    • X: offset in the X coordinate, so horizontally.
    • Y: offset in the Y coordinate, so vertically.
  • Tile Offset: No clue what this does???
  • Pattern Size: Fine Tune the resizing of the pattern.
    • W: The width, in pixels.
    • H: The height, in pixels.

And then there's Patterns, which is a mini pattern docker, and where you can pick the pattern used for the fill.

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