Repeating seamless patterns: definitions, free samples, links, and how-tos

Swatch (Pattern Swatch)

A small piece of cloth used as a sample. In computer programs, such as Adobe Illustrator, a pattern swatch is a tileable, rectangular unit of a repeat pattern.
Example(s) of Swatch (Pattern Swatch)
  • An example of editing a pattern swatch
Editing a pattern swatch in Illustrator with Artlandia SymmetryWorks LP
and Artlandia LivePresets.
  • Pattern swatches (snapshots) in SymmetryMill
Pattern swatches (snapshots) in Artlandia SymmetryMill.