Hello, amazing people! I am trying to submit the patterns to Shutterstock. It said in the instructions that the pattern fills need to be expanded. I don't use Illustrator and I wonder what would it mean for CorelDraw and what would be the corresponding/analogous or equivalent commands in Corel Draw to create the same result? Does it mean the patterns repeat itself when a customer will change the shape of the image or color etc.? Does someone work with Shutterstock and uses CorelDraw? Thank you very much in advance!
Here is how it works in Illustrator:
Expand Pattern Fills (ref: www.shutterstock.com/.../6-tips-to-follow-when-submitting-vectors-for-the-first-time)
All elements of vectors must be accessible so that customers can easily edit the files. Not all customers are using more recent versions of software that provide the ability to edit a pattern fill. For that reason, we require all pattern fills to be expanded.
Pattern fills can be included in your EPS file, as long as the the actual vector pattern in the EPS is expanded.
To expand a pattern fill in Adobe Illustrator:
Select the shape that contains the fillOn the menu bar go to Object > ExpandA dialogue box will pop upMake sure that “Fill” is checkedYour pattern fill is expanded!
Sounds to me like they want a simple vector tile of the pattern itself, for compatibility with any programs that can use tileable fills.
There isn't an equivalent command or process in CD.
As far as I remember, the only manner to "fix" the pattern so it isn't an infinitely filling pattern is to export the selected object(s) to an AI file (or the whole design), import it back in, then export to EPS.
Thank you. Yes, there is no equivalent command, I am looking for an equivalent result that this command produces.
So far I found some tutorial on the Internet about "expanded pattern in Illustrator" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bsm-ka80Zs
It seems when I convert a pattern file in .ai and open it in Corel, I can change the colors and curves of the pattern. So maybe that is what they want.
Thank you. I think that is what they want. I search online for "expand pattern in Illustrator" and watched so far one video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bsm-ka80Zs
I converted a pattern in .ai and then opened EPS file it in CorelDraw and it consists of curves and I can change colors of the tile. So maybe that is it and I try to submit my works.
Stupid question to expand a pattern fill don't you have to have the ability to create a compressed pattern fil? I suggest that you create a pattern and simply save as an EPS or PDF. I just did 4 pieces of glass 4' x 3' and te original designer started with an AI pattern fill, as soon as she discover the short comings she started cursing. I call them the cursing AI designers.