Text can be very useful when creating text logos, business cards, banners, or any posters. Sometimes you may want to underline a specific sentence or line. Underline text in Illustrator can be useful when you are focusing on a word or a sentence.
Adobe Illustrator provides flexibility to edit the text in any style. Similarly, you can underline text using different methods to show emphasize the word.
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If you are new or you don’t have an idea to Underline Text in Illustrator, then don’t worry. To Clarify we are going to give you a step-by-step guide on How to Underline in Illustrator.
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How to Underline in Illustrator (2 Ways)
In this tutorial, we are going to describe two methods to Underline Text in Adobe Illustrator. In other words, you are going to learn the easiest way to add Underline words and text to your designs.
1st Method: Underline through Character panel
Firstly, we are going to underline the text using the easiest way in Adobe Illustrator. The easiest way can be done is through the Character panel. You can easily underline a word, a character, or a sentence in your design.
Step 1: Grab the Selection Tool from the left toolbar or you can also use the keyboard shortcut V to use the Selection Tool to select any object, shape, image, or text.
Step 2: Here we are using the Selection Tool to select the required text that we want to Underline. So select any text that you want to underline. Here we have selected the word as you can see in the image.
Character Panel in Illustrator
Step 3: To underline text go to Properties > Character > More Options > Underline.
The text is underlined as you can see in the image.
If you want to underline any text from a paragraph simply select the text and repeat step 3.
You can easily underline any part of text whether it’s a character or a full sentence.
2nd Method: Underline by Line Segment Tool
The second method to underline a text or word in Illustrator is by using the Line Segment Tool. Draw a straight line under the text or word and it will be underlined in Adobe Illustrator.
Step 1: Right-click or long-press on the Rectangle Tool and select Line Segment Tool. You can also use the keyboard shortcut \ to use the Line Segment Tool.
Step 2: Press & Hold the Shift key from the keyboard and then draw a line under the text that you want to underline in Illustrator.
As you can see we have drawn a straight line using the Line Segment Tool to underline the text. The text is underlined now.
Note: You can also increase the stroke of the line to make it clear and more visible.
You can see we have increased the stroke so that the underline is more clear and matches the text structure.
In this tutorial, we have described two ways to underline text one is by using the Character panel and the other method is by using the Line Segment Tool. Both methods are easy to follow. In other words, we can say that this tutorial is gonna help you to choose any method to help you in the future to underline text in Illustrator.
You can also watch our detailed video tutorial to have a better understanding of How to Underline Text/font in Adobe Illustrator.
Do You Have More Questions?
If you have any questions related to the underlined text in Illustrator, then feel free to ask in the comment section below. However, we have also answered a few most frequently asked questions below.
How to Underline Text in Illustrator 2022
To underline text in Illustrator 2022 select the text using the Selection Tool and then go to Properties > Character > More Options > Underline.
As you select the Underline option the selected text will be underlined in Illustrator.
Illustrator Underline Text Shortcut
To use the underline shortcut select the Line Segment Tool and then press Shift+Click+drag under the text to underline it.
All Done! Enjoy.