How to Make a Text Box in Illustrator

By Spencer Martin | Updated: August 1, 2022

There are two types of text in Illustrator: Area Type and Point Type. In this video, learn how to make a text box in Illustrator and the difference between each type of text.

How to Make a Text Box in Illustrator

You might have noticed when you use the type tool that you text will type on the same line forever. This is one version of type in Illustrator called Point Type. Did you know you can actually make a text box in Illustrator?

In Illustrator, the shortcut key for the type tool is T. To make a text box in Illustrator, click and drag on your artboard with the type tool. This is called Area Type in Illustrator. It will fill in that area with Lorem Ipsum and allow you to insert text into a text box.

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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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