How to Add a Color Text Box

By Spencer Martin | Updated: July 31, 2022

Adding text boxes is simple, but what about adding color to a text box? Learn how to add a color text box in Illustrator tutorial in this video.

How to Add a Color Text Box

To add a color text box in Illustrator, you need make sure your text is Area Type. From there you can add a stroke and a fill to your text box. Then edit the Area Type Options to increase the margin of your text box to your liking.

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Spencer Martin

Spencer is a graphic designer and content creator who creates educational tutorials. He graduated with honors from Ball State University and received a BFA in Visual Communication. Today he is the Director of Content for Pacers Gaming and runs Pixel & Bracket LLC, an educational resource for creators.

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