How to make a triangle in Adobe Illustrator

Hi there,

I’m working on a design project and I need to create a number of different triangle shapes in Illustrator. Is there a way to quickly and easily create triangles with different sizes and angles?


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Hi @aaronv ,

To make a triangle in Adobe Illustrator, you can use the Polygon Tool.

Here’s how:

  • Open Adobe Illustrator and create a new document.
  • Select the Polygon Tool from the toolbar on the left side of the screen. You can also press the “P” key on your keyboard to select the tool.
  • Click and hold down the mouse button on the canvas to bring up a options box. In the options box, enter the number of sides you want for the polygon. For a triangle, you will need to enter “3”.
  • Drag the mouse to create the shape of the triangle. As you drag, the triangle will be outlined on the canvas.
  • Release the mouse button to create the triangle.

You can also use the Shape Tools (found in the toolbar on the left side of the screen) to create a triangle. Simply select the desired shape tool, and click and drag on the canvas to create the triangle.

Once the triangle is created, you can customize it further by using the options in the Properties panel on the right side of the screen. Here, you can adjust the fill color, stroke color, and stroke width of the triangle. You can also use the Transform panel to resize, rotate, or skew the triangle as needed.

Hope this helps.