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How to Wrap Text around an Image in Adobe Illustrator?


Text Wrap in Adobe Illustrator

In Adobe Illustrator, we can create many unique artworks with the help of text and images. There are many tools in illustrator which helps in doing so. Among those tools one is the Text Wrap Tool.

With the help of Text Wrap Tool we can wrap text inside and around a shape, object, image or an artwork created in the illustrator.

Text Wrap in Adobe Illustrator.

In today’s tutorial we will learn How the Text is Wrapped Around an Image in Adobe Illustrator.

Step 1

Start with launching Adobe Illustrator and creating a new document. Now go to File in the Menu Bar and click on Place to browse and add the image around which you want to wrap the text.

Text Wrap in Adobe Illustrator.

Select the image which you want to place and put a checkmark on Link. After placing the image we will create a Clipping Mask as we want to create an effect of Text Wrap around the image which won’t appear with a square or rectangle shaped image.

Select the Pen Tool and draw the outline of the image and then make a Clipping Mask.

To learn how the Clipping Mask is made in Adobe Illustrator click on the below link-


Text Wrap n Adobe Illustrator.

Step 2

If you want you can type a heading with the help of Type Tool.

Text Wrap in Adobe Illustrator.

Again select the Type Tool and click on the artboard and drag to create a paragraph text.

Text Wrap in Adobe Illustrator.

Now its time to select the text; which you want to wrap around the image. You can take the text either from a website or from a word document. Copy and Paste the text in the paragraph text box.

Text Wrap in Adobe Illustrator.

You can change the font type and size of the text in the Character Panel. Now select your text and click on Type in the Menu Bar and select Area Type Option.

Text Wrap in Adobe Illustrator.

Area Type Option dialogue box will appear on the artboard. In that dialogue box select the number of columns and rows in which you want to divide your text. I have selected number of columns as 2 and number of rows as 1.

Text Wrap in Adobe Illustrator.

Step 3

This is the final step in which we will wrap the text with the help of Text Wrap Tool.

Select the Pen Tool and draw an outline around the image. The text will be wrapped around in the shape of that outline.

Text Wrap in Adobe Illustrator.

Select the outline and the text and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Text Wrap and select Make.

Text Wrap in Adobe Illustrator.

The text will get wrapped around the image. In case the text gets wrapped inside the image then go to Text Wrap Option and unchecked Invert Wrap. Then again make a Text Wrap.

Text Wrap in Adobe Illustrator.

You can create cool Text Wrap Effects in Adobe Illustrator. Practice this tutorial and share your views in the comment section.

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