How To Flip Text In Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a widely used graphic design software with a wide range of powerful features. Among these features is the ability to manipulate text in multiple ways. In this blog post, we will discuss the steps to flipping text in Adobe Illustrator.

Step 1: Start a New Document

Start by opening Adobe Illustrator and creating a new document. You can do so by going to File > New or using the shortcut Ctrl+N for Windows or Cmd+N for Mac.

Step 2: Add Text

Select the Text Tool (T) from the toolbar on the left side (or press ‘T’ on your keyboard). Click anywhere on your artboard to create a textbox and type in your desired text.

Step 3: Flip the Text

To flip the text, first, you must select it. Choose the Selection Tool (V) from the toolbar (or press ‘V’ on your keyboard), then click on the text to select it.

With the text selected, go to the top menu and click on Object > Transform > Reflect. A dialog box will appear.

In the dialog box, choose the Axis you want to flip the text around. To flip text vertically, choose the Horizontal Axis. To flip text horizontally, select the Vertical Axis.

Click OK to apply the changes, and your text will be flipped.


Flipping text in Adobe Illustrator is a simple but useful technique that can assist you in creating unique and dynamic designs. With these easy-to-follow steps, you can now easily flip text on your own.

Keep in mind that Adobe Illustrator is a versatile program with numerous tools and options to explore. Don’t be afraid to experiment and practice to become more familiar with its functions and to enhance your designing skills.