How to apply a pattern with fill effects in Excel


  1. Click on “Excel”, select a workbook to edit
  2. Select the cell or range of cells you want to format
  3. Click “Home”, go to the Font group (or press Ctrl+Shift+F) and click the small arrow
  4. On the “Fill” tab, under Background Color, pick the color you want
  5. To use a pattern with two colors, pick a color in the “Pattern Color” box
  6. Pick a pattern in the “Pattern Style” box
  7. To use a pattern with special effects, click “Fill Effects”
  8. Pick the options you want, let’s select this one and click “OK”
  9. Again click “OK”
  10. You have successfully applied a pattern with fill effects in Excel