Illustrator: how to scale pattern when already applied to object


I have created a pattern from 2 rectangles with different colors, selected both and moved them to swatches.

After applying this pattern to a desired object, I would like to scale the pattern smoothly so I can fine tune my work. How would I do that?

I know I can scale the pattern when creating it, but how can I do it afterwards?

3/15/2017 10:26:00 PM

Accepted Answer

One way is to use the Scale window from Object > Transform > Scale but with only Transform Patterns ticked. If it seems to not work, make sure the selection isn't grouped.

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To apply this to everything a pattern is applied to, first select something that has the pattern, then Select > Same > Fill color.

6/2/2014 11:33:00 AM