Royalty-Free Illustrator Vector Swatch Patterns

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This is a free set of eight Adobe Illustrator Swatch Patterns. These are seamless vector patterns that can be used to fill objects such as shapes, letters and words. Rather than using a solid color for a typeface, fill it with a swatch pattern. Drag these from the swatches panel to the canvas; change the colors. Drag them back to the swatches panel to create new swatches using different colors.

These are compatible with Illustrator CS and above.

Watch the 30 second video about using the swatches in Illustrator.

Illustrator Swatches Video

Download the Illustrator Swatch Patterns

Designfrut Adobe Illustrator Swatch Vector Pattern FSP399

Designfrut Adobe Illustrator Swatch Vector Pattern FSP400

Designfrut Adobe Illustrator Swatch Vector Pattern FSP401

Designfrut Adobe Illustrator Swatch Vector Pattern FSP402

Designfrut Adobe Illustrator Swatch Vector Pattern FSP403

Designfrut Adobe Illustrator Swatch Vector Pattern FSP404

Designfrut Adobe Illustrator Swatch Vector Pattern FSP405

Designfrut Adobe Illustrator Swatch Vector Pattern FSP406

Download the Illustrator Swatch Patterns

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  1. Jason Gaylor
    13/10/2008 at 9:58 am Permalink

    Hi Jason! Thanks so much for these pattern swatches! They are awesome, and so are you! Have a great day!

  2. Jason Gaylor
    Jason Gaylor
    13/10/2008 at 10:07 am Permalink

    Thanks. Happy to share.

  3. Jason Gaylor
    13/10/2008 at 10:35 am Permalink

    Thank you Jason – these are fantastic! :) – Stacy

  4. Jason Gaylor
    13/10/2008 at 10:39 am Permalink

    Beautiful! Thank you so much for your generosity. :)

  5. Jason Gaylor
    Carrie P
    13/10/2008 at 10:41 am Permalink

    You are a supah-star! These are awesome :-) Thanks for sharing your uber-talent!

  6. Jason Gaylor
    Jason Gaylor
    13/10/2008 at 10:47 am Permalink

    Thanks everyone. Quite welcome!

  7. Jason Gaylor
    13/10/2008 at 12:39 pm Permalink

    Thanks for the lesson Jason. Much appreciation bro.

  8. Jason Gaylor
    14/10/2008 at 9:34 am Permalink

    Hi – thanks so much for publishing these, they’re lovely! I’m having trouble opening them however; I’m using CS2, and when I open the .ai file, there’s no patterns in the doc – just a message saying ‘this is an Adobe Illustrator file that was saved without PDF content….It should be re-saved from Illustrator with the ‘create pdf compatible file’ option turned on’.

    Is it possible to save it in an older version or a PDF compatible version please? Thanks!

  9. Jason Gaylor
    Jason Gaylor
    14/10/2008 at 9:58 am Permalink


    Probably a stupid question, but have you tried opening the swatch panel by going to “window” and making sure “Swatches” is checked in the main menu?

  10. Jason Gaylor
    14/10/2008 at 10:30 am Permalink

    Hey Jason, thanks for your reply…yep, my swatch panel is open, and nothing appears in it when I open your image.

  11. Jason Gaylor
    Jason Gaylor
    14/10/2008 at 10:40 am Permalink

    Hmm. I can’t save these to an older version without having the older version to save from. The swatches save dialog doesn’t allow saving to older versions.

    One thing you can try, if you haven’t already, open a new Illustrator document. Open the swatches panel. From the swatches panel menu (located at the top right corner of the panel) choose “Open Swatch Library” then choose “Other Library” then navigate to the swatch file. If that doesn’t work I’ll upload an Illustrator document with the patterns on the artboard, and you can drag them from the art board one-by-one to create the swatches.

    Let me know.

  12. Jason Gaylor
    Jason Gaylor
    14/10/2008 at 10:50 am Permalink


    I went ahead and uploaded an extra file into the zip file that includes an Illustrator 8 file with the patterns on the artboard. You can drag those into the swatches panel to create the repeating pattern swatches. I hope this helps you and anyone else with this issue.

    Thanks for the feedback

  13. Jason Gaylor
    14/10/2008 at 10:53 am Permalink

    Hi again Jason…thanks for taking the time with this! When I download that zip, it contains an .ai file rather than a swatch file. Opening it as a swatch library does open a new swatch window (called DesignFruit Swatch Patterns), but it’s empty. If you can upload something either as an .ase or an .ai or .eps with the patterns on the artboard, that would be fantastic. Thanks again!

  14. Jason Gaylor
    Jason Gaylor
    14/10/2008 at 10:54 am Permalink

    Looks like our messages crossed. Enjoy.

  15. Jason Gaylor
    14/10/2008 at 2:04 pm Permalink

    Works great this time Jason, thanks again!

  16. Jason Gaylor
    the creatist
    14/10/2008 at 11:16 pm Permalink

    This is so gorgeous! And you are so generous :D

    Thank you so much :)

  17. Jason Gaylor
    Jason Gaylor
    17/10/2008 at 1:54 am Permalink

    Thanks again. I had fun creating the patterns.

  18. Jason Gaylor
    03/11/2008 at 4:48 pm Permalink

    Excellent collection, very nice work. Looking forward to seeing some of your new work


  19. Jason Gaylor
    04/11/2008 at 8:28 pm Permalink

    Nice group. Thanks for putting them up. Nice color choices too!

  20. Jason Gaylor
    Jane Kenley
    23/11/2008 at 4:26 pm Permalink

    hi Jason,

    It says royalty-free.. but I’m confused..can you use these in anyway (commercially) or do you need to obtain a license?

  21. Jason Gaylor
    Jason Gaylor
    23/11/2008 at 5:10 pm Permalink

    This particular set of patterns is released royalty free. So, yes you can use these commercially. No license is needed. Just curious though. What do you plan on using them for?

  22. Jason Gaylor
    25/11/2008 at 10:25 am Permalink

    thank for Download the Illustrato

  23. Jason Gaylor
    Tsu Lin
    30/11/2008 at 10:38 am Permalink

    Hi Jason, this might be SO outdated but since you closed comments for it, I was “forced” to find another outlet to ask you this question : How do I download your gorgeous Japanese Foliage (TM) brushes? Did I miss out a link?

    So anyways, hoped you had a good thanksgiving and have a good weekend (or wht’s left of it)!


  24. Jason Gaylor
    Jason Gaylor
    30/11/2008 at 6:32 pm Permalink

    Tsu, no problem.

    Go here:

    Scroll down to the “Buy Photoshop Brushes” button.

  25. Jason Gaylor
    02/12/2008 at 8:42 pm Permalink


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    02/12/2008 at 8:42 pm Permalink


  27. Jason Gaylor
    05/02/2009 at 9:09 pm Permalink


  28. Jason Gaylor
    14/04/2009 at 5:23 am Permalink

    Thank you! Very tasteful! :)

  29. Jason Gaylor
    Free Vector Download
    19/04/2009 at 11:12 pm Permalink

    Very nice wonderfull
    thank you

  30. Jason Gaylor
    15/06/2009 at 3:47 am Permalink

    COOL….. thank you sooooo much Jason.Great artwork

  31. Jason Gaylor
    22/10/2009 at 9:15 am Permalink

    Thanks… Great job!

  32. Jason Gaylor
    14/12/2009 at 5:17 pm Permalink

    Beautiful. Thank you for this.

  33. Jason Gaylor
    30/12/2009 at 4:27 am Permalink

    Thanks. Great job!

  34. Jason Gaylor
    Logon suunnittelua
    08/02/2010 at 2:17 pm Permalink

    Nice work! Thanx!

  35. Jason Gaylor
    Summer Lin
    28/06/2010 at 9:09 pm Permalink

    I am sorry I don’t know much about this stuff but I want to ask if this swatch pattern is free for commercial use?

  36. Jason Gaylor
    Jason Gaylor
    30/06/2010 at 3:37 pm Permalink

    Summer, yes.

  37. Jason Gaylor
    Diseño Web
    10/09/2010 at 11:30 am Permalink

    Exactly what I needed. Yeah!

  38. Jason Gaylor
    Diseño Web
    12/09/2010 at 11:35 am Permalink

    Thanks soooo much, really great work!

  39. Jason Gaylor
    Andrew Buckle
    14/12/2010 at 12:16 pm Permalink

    Nice subtle swatches for Illustrator – beautiful designs. Love the sky blue, browns etc – great

  40. Jason Gaylor
    Dukker og Bamser
    09/04/2011 at 12:15 pm Permalink

    endnu engang et flot mønster, kan klart bruges.

  41. Jason Gaylor
    house furniture
    03/05/2011 at 5:55 am Permalink

    Lovely brushes, thanks for the sample :)


  42. Jason Gaylor
    28/02/2014 at 5:15 pm Permalink

    thank you for sharing!! i love your designs!!

  43. Jason Gaylor
    07/03/2014 at 1:21 pm Permalink

    Thanks a lot!!! They’re wonderful!!

  44. Jason Gaylor
    26/01/2015 at 1:51 am Permalink

    Thank you for your nice pattern!! I like all of them.


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