How To Make Text Vertical In Adobe Illustrator

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The creation of visually appealing graphics and typography is made easy by the versatile tool, Adobe Illustrator, which is used by designers globally. Among its various features is the option to orient text vertically, which can be a useful tool when designing posters, flyers, or other graphic elements. In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps to make your text vertical using Adobe Illustrator.

Step 1: Open Adobe Illustrator

Start by launching Adobe Illustrator on your computer. Open the document where you want to insert vertical text. If you’re starting from scratch, create a new document.

Step 2: Select the Text Tool

Once your document is set up, navigate to the toolbar located on the left side of the screen. Select the “Type Tool”, which is represented by the icon that looks like a capital “T”.

Step 3: Choose the Type Orientation

After selecting the Text Tool, move your cursor to the top of the screen to find the toolbar with several options. Click and hold the left mouse button on the “Type Tool” button. A drop-down menu will appear. From this menu, choose the option “Vertical Type Tool”.

Step 4: Type Your Text

Now, click anywhere on your canvas where you want to place the vertical text. A blinking cursor will appear, indicating that it’s ready to type. Start typing your desired text, and you’ll see that it appears vertically.

Step 5: Edit Your Text (Optional)

If you want to change the font, size, color, or other properties of your text, you can do this by highlighting your text and then using the options in the “Character” panel.

Way to Vertically Align Text in Adobe Illustrator

If you have multiple lines of text and want them to be aligned vertically, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “Selection Tool” (the black arrow) in the toolbar.
  2. Select the text box that you want to align.
  3. Go to the “Align” panel. This can be found by going to Window > Align.
  4. In the “Align” panel, under “Align Objects”, choose the appropriate vertical align option.

This will vertically align your text based on the selected option.


That’s all there is to it! With these simple steps, you can easily make text vertical in Adobe Illustrator. So go ahead, experiment with vertical text in your designs and add a unique twist to them!

Stay tuned for more Adobe Illustrator tips and tricks to take your designs to the next level.