Illustrator: Creating a Text Wrap

As well as Indesign, Illustrator can also be used for Desktop Publishing.  In this guide I’ll show you how to make text wrap around shapes in Adobe Illustrator.

Here’s a basic A4 document with some lorem ipsum placeholder text and a couple of shapes.

text wrap illustrator


To convert the text to wrap, you will need to select both the square and circle and go Object > Text Wrap > Make.  If the shapes are behind the text, then no text wrap will take place.  To fix this, have the shapes selected and go Object > Arrange > Bring to Front.  The result should look like this:


To increase the spacing between the shapes and the text, select the shape and go Object > Text Wrap > Text Wrap Options…


This will increase the spacing between the shape and the text:

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