Balsamiq Community Discussion

Format Background of a Shape



is it possible to change the pattern of a background? Instead of a solid colour I would like to have a chequered pattern or similar.



Hell @Nantwin,

Thanks for the post. Right now, it’s not possible to specify a gradient or pattern as the fill for a shape but that’s definitely something we can look at. I’ve added your request to our internal tracking.

You should be able to achieve your goal by importing the patterned shape you need as an image/asset. There’s some great help on how to do that here: Working with Images and Assets.

Your image(s) will then appear under ‘Assets’ in the UI library and you can then add it to your canvas like any other control:

Do you think this might work for you? Get back to me with any questions, ok?