Changing a fills tile size

You can change the dimensions of the pattern or texture tile used to fill an object. Decreasing the size of a pattern or texture tile, increases the pattern or texture density. You can resize a pattern fill or texture fill manually using the tiling handles, or more precisely, using the dialog box.

To change the size of pattern tiles

1 Select the pattern fill with the Pick tool.

2 Open the Fill Tool flyout, and click Pattern Fill Dialog.

3 In the Size section, type a value in the Width and Height box.

To change the size of pattern tiles using the Interactive Fill tool

1 Open the Interactive Fill flyout, and click the Interactive Fill tool.

2 Select the pattern fill.

3 On the Property Bar, type a value in the top and bottom portion of the Edit Tiling of Pattern box, and press ENTER.

• To change the size of pattern tiles quickly, enable the Small (25% of width and height or 4x4), Medium (50% of width and height or 2x2), or Large (100% of width and height or 1 tile) buttons on the Property Bar.

To change the size of texture tiles

1 Select the texture fill with the Pick tool.

2 Open the Fill Tool flyout, and click Texture Fill Dialog.

3 Click the Tiling button.

4 In the Size section, type a value in the Width and Height box. To change the tile size interactively

1 Open the Interactive Fill flyout, and click the Interactive Fill tool.

2 Select the pattern or texture fill.

3 To size the pattern, drag the square handles of the tiling vector.

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