How To Vector In Adobe Illustrator

This blog post provides a guide on how to utilize Adobe Illustrator, a robust program for generating and modifying vector graphics. The following steps will walk you through the process of creating a vector using Adobe Illustrator.

What is a Vector?

A vector is a graphic that’s based on mathematical paths and points, which allows it to be scaled without losing its quality. This makes it ideal for logos or other graphics that need to be resized frequently.

Creating a Vector Image

Step 1: Start a New Project

Begin by launching Adobe Illustrator and clicking on File > New to start a new project. A dialog box will open, where you can set your desired width and height for the canvas.

Step 2: Draw a Shape

Next, select the Rectangle Tool from the Toolbox on the left. Click and drag on the canvas to draw a rectangle. You can hold the Shift key while dragging to create a perfect square.

Step 3: Convert the Shape to a Vector

Now, to convert the shape into a vector, go to the top menu and click on Object > Path > Outline Stroke.

Step 4: Adjust the Vector

Lastly, to adjust the appearance of the vector, you can use the Direct Selection Tool from the toolbox to select individual points of the shape and drag them to change the shape. You can also use the Stroke and Fill options in the Toolbox to change the color of the shape.


And there you have it! You’ve just created your first vector in Adobe Illustrator. Remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t hesitate to experiment with different shapes and adjustments to create more complex vectors.

Helpful Tips

Here are a few more tips that could come in handy:

  • Use the Pen Tool to create custom shapes.
  • Hold down the Alt key while dragging a point to adjust only one side of the point.
  • Save your work regularly to prevent data loss.