Illustrator - Pattern fills show as solid in GF

Has anyone messed with using pattern fills on Illustrator? I tried to use one for dots and the GF shows it as a solid fill. Anyone have any suggestions on how to get a pattern to burn without doing a solid? (Hope that makes sense.)

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You’d have to use the Pathfinder command in Illustrator in order to expand the fill into paths, or if you right click on the object there is an option to Rasterize. Either way would work for the GF but maintaining the vector paths by expanding allows you to scale the art in the future without losing quality.


I keep forgetting to try the rasterize. Getting old sux. It’s hard for an old dog to learn new tricks sometimes. :slight_smile:

Thanks for the tip.


Right there with you @cditty