Using Patterns

Inkscape comes with a couple of preset patterns. To apply them to an object, you need to:

  1. select the object on the canvas

  2. open the Fill and Stroke dialog, and in the Fill (or Stroke paint) tab, click on the icon for patterns image0

  3. You will then see a dropdown menu with many pattern names. Select any pattern from the list to apply it immediately to the object.

Polka dots pattern with pattern list

Object with stock pattern ‘Polka dots, medium’ and a view of the list of available patterns