For some designs, it’s necessary to evenly space objects that are on the artboard in Adobe Illustrator. If you have lots of objects that are fully covering the artboard and the main purpose is to arrange and equally space all objects, you are learning all the steps for being a good designer. Evenly spacing objects are most important to make the design look clean and it shouldn’t look like a mess. If you don’t evenly space objects in Illustrator, then your design will not have a professional look, it will always look like a newbie designed it.
The space between the objects really gives a bad impression if the gap is not evenly distributed. Sometimes it happens that you align objects but forget to evenly space the objects. Sometimes it happens that you try to space each object individually, but we will tell you an easy way that will help you to evenly space multiple objects at once in Adobe Illustrator.
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Evenly Space Objects in Adobe Illustrator – Video Tutorial
You can also watch the below video tutorial to learn how to evenly space objects in Adobe Illustrator. You can evenly space multiple objects at once using the Distribute Spacing option available under the Align panel.
Adobe Illustrator provides the easiest way to evenly space objects using the Align panel. You can find the align panel that is available under the Window menu. You can evenly space objects horizontally or vertically. You can select align to key object and all the objects will be evenly spaced to the selected object.
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If you are new or don’t have any idea how to evenly space objects in Adobe Illustrator, then you are at the right place. In this tutorial, you will learn how to evenly space multiple objects in Adobe Illustrator.
So let’s start.
Evenly Space Objects in Adobe Illustrator
To evenly space objects in Illustrator, select the objects, and then from the align panel, click on more options and then under the Distribute Spacing select Horizontal Distribute Space or Vertical Distribute Space. The objects will be evenly spaced in Adobe Illustrator.
Following are the detailed steps to evenly space objects in Adobe Illustrator.
There are multiple ways available that can be used to evenly space objects in Adobe Illustrator. You can use the Align panel, smart guides or the grid to evenly space and align multiple objects in Adobe Illustrator. We will discuss each method in detail to help you understand the right way to evenly space the objects in Adobe Illustrator.
Here are multiple objects on the artboard that we want to evenly space using the different methods in Illustrator.
1st Method: Align panel
Step 1: Select all the objects that you want to evenly space. Here we are selecting the shapes that we have drawn using the Rectangle Tool. As we have arranged them to be evenly spaced, but it’s also a great idea to evenly space them in a professional way.
Step 2: As you select the shapes, the align panel appears under the Properties.
Step 3: Click on the More options to expand the align panel.
The panel will expand.
Align panel in Illustrator
Note: But if you can’t find the align panel under properties then go to Window > Align.
Align panel will appear.
Step 4: In the Align panel, you will see a section of Distribute Spacing with two more options that are available in the bottom left corner.
Step 5: Select Horizontal Distribute Space.
You can see the difference in both. As you can see the box that is within the bounding box is evenly spaced.
The amazing part is that if you have any distance value and you want to evenly space every object with that value, you can also do this.
For this select Align to Key Objects from the Align to: section.
One object will be selected. Now you can choose any shape and then evenly space every object according to the value.
Then add the value in the value box. Let’s say we use 30px to be added in the value box.
Then click on Horizontal Distribute Space.
All the objects will be evenly spaced according to the value and the key object that was selected.
2nd Method: Smart Guides
You can also evenly space the text and any object using the Smart Guides in Adobe Illustrator.
Step 1: To turn on the Smart Guides in Illustrator, go to View > Smart Guides. Smart Guides are very helpful to align and equally spacing the objects or text in Adobe Illustrator.
Step 2: Place the first two objects according to the space that you want in between them.
Step 3: Now if you grab the third and try to put it with the other objects then smart guides appear telling you the space is equal to the other objects.
3rd Method: Using Grid
You can also use the Grid to evenly space the text and objects in Adobe Illustrator.
Step 1: To use the grid, go to View > Grid.
The grid will appear on the artboard.
Step 2: Select and place each object or text on the grid on a line.
Step 3: Repeat for others in the same way.
It’s up to you how many blocks you want to leave in the center and this will help you to do the same for other objects as well.
All objects are equally aligned.
You have learned how to evenly space objects in Adobe Illustrator.
In this tutorial, you have learned three different ways to evenly space objects in Adobe Illustrator. You can evenly space objects using align panel, smart guides, and grids. The text, shapes, and images can be evenly spaced, and as well as you can assign the distance according to your choice.
Have More Questions?
If you have any questions related to evenly spaced objects in Adobe Illustrator then ask in the comment section below. We have also answered some most frequently asked questions below.
How to Evenly Space Text in Illustrator
To evenly space text in Illustrator, select the text and go to Align which is under the Properties. Click on More Options and then select Horizontal Distribute Space. All text will be evenly spaced in Illustrator.
How to Align Objects in Illustrator
To align objects in Illustrator, select the objects that you want to align, and go to window > Align. Select the alignment that you need for the objects.
All Done! Enjoy.