How To Make A Triangle In Adobe Illustrator

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Adobe Illustrator is a robust platform used for designing vector graphics. Its capabilities are limitless, whether you are creating intricate designs or simple shapes. In this tutorial, our focus will be on creating a fundamental shape – the triangle. To make a triangle in Adobe Illustrator, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Open Adobe Illustrator

Launch Adobe Illustrator on your computer. You can start a new project by going to File> New.

Step 2: Select the Polygon Tool

On the left toolbar, locate the Polygon Tool. You can find it under the Rectangle Tool. If it’s not immediately visible, click and hold on the Rectangle Tool, a menu will appear showing other shape tools, select the Polygon Tool from there.

Step 3: Draw a Polygon

Click anywhere on your artboard to create a polygon. A window will pop-up, asking for Radius and Sides. As we are creating a triangle, input 3 in the Sides field and press OK.

Step 4: Customize Your Triangle

Now, you have a perfect triangle on your artboard. You can customize it according to your needs. You can change its color, size, and orientation.

To change color, select the triangle and click on the Fill Color or Stroke Color icons at the bottom of the toolbar to choose a new color.

To resize or rotate the triangle, select the triangle and use the Selection Tool (the black arrow at the top of the toolbar).


Creating a triangle in Adobe Illustrator is as easy as that. With these simple steps, you can start creating amazing designs. Remember, Illustrator is a powerful tool and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Happy designing!