Adobe Illustrator has a few shape tools like rectangle, ellipse, polygon, and star. Many other shapes are also needed while working on a design like a triangle. A triangle can easily be made using other shapes like polygons and pens.
Watch the below video tutorial to see the detailed and step-by-step guidance to make a triangle in Adobe Illustrator. In the video, you can learn about all the tools used for drawing a triangle.
As a beginner, you must be looking for the Triangle Tool in the toolbar. But the triangle tool is not there. That’s why we are here to help you draw a triangle easily.
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If you are new or don’t know how to make a triangle in Illustrator, then you are in the right place. In this tutorial, you are going to learn an easy and quick way to make a triangle in Adobe Illustrator.
So let’s start.
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2 Ways to Make a Triangle in Illustrator 2022
In Adobe Illustrator, you can make a triangle using 2 different ways. The 2 different tools to make a triangle are Polygon Tool and Pen Tool.
How to Make a Triangle in Illustrator
Select the Polygon Tool, click once on the artboard, add 3 sides in the Polygon panel and click OK. As you click OK, the Triangle will appear on the artboard.
1st Method: Make Triangle using Polygon Tool
Make a triangle by following these steps:
Polygon Tool Illustrator
Step 1: Grab the Polygon Tool from the left toolbar. As the polygon tool is under the Rectangle Tool, right-click or long-press to see the other tools on the list.
Step 2: Left-click once on the artboard to see the Polygon panel. Because if you draw, then it will be a polygon. So here we will change the polygon sides to make it a triangle.
Step 3: In the Polygon panel, leave the radius as it is, add 3 sides, and click OK.
A Triangle with all 3 sides will appear on the artboard.
How to Make a Rounded Triangle in Illustrator?
A rounded triangle can also be created by selecting the triangle using the Selection Tool and then using the little circles to make it rounded.
Click and drag the circle to the center of the shape depending on the roundness you needed.
Here is a rounded triangle.
How to Make Isosceles Triangles in Illustrator
You can also convert the triangle to an isosceles triangle easily. An isosceles triangle has two equal sides. So grab the Selection Tool from the left toolbar.
Click and select the triangle and then drag it from the edge to make it an isosceles triangle.
An isosceles triangle is here.
2nd Method: Make Triangle Using Pen Tool
The “Pen Tool” can be used to make a triangle in a free-form style. You can draw each side a different size, depending on your needs.
Step 1: Grab the Pen Tool from the left toolbar. You can also press P from the keyboard to use the Pen Tool.
Step 2: Make three anchor points in the shape of a triangle, ending with clicking on the first anchor point you added to the artboard.
Here is the triangle that we made using the Pen Tool.
You can make any size triangle of your choice.
How to Make a Right Triangle in Illustrator
A right triangle can be drawn using the rectangle as well. Make a rectangle using the Rectangle tool.
Select the Pen Tool from the toolbar.
Click on any one anchor point when there is a “–” sign with the pen.
As you click on any anchor point, the anchor will be removed from the shape.
Here, a right triangle is made.
You have learned to make a triangle in Illustrator.
You have learned how to make a triangle in Adobe Illustrator in this tutorial. You can choose any method to make a triangle according to your choice. You can also edit the triangle by filling in the colors and changing the direction of the triangles as well.
Have More Questions?
If you have any questions related to making a triangle in Illustrator, then ask in the comment section below.
All Done! Enjoy.