How to Create a Table in Adobe Illustrator

Vector designs are frequently created with Adobe Illustrator. Designing infographics as vectors gives you an advantage since they can be scaled indefinitely without sacrificing quality. Tables are a fundamental component of infographics, making Illustrator a popular design option.

It’s simple to make a table with Illustrator. To draw lines, just use the line segment tool. Press Alt + Shift to replicate the appropriate horizontal lines. Next, make duplicates of the vertical lines you just drew. Finally, connect the lines to form a frame.

In this article, we’ll go into more detail about making a table in illustrator. 

Where Is The Table Tool In Adobe Illustrator?

Sadly, you won’t be able to find it. However, there are other tools available in Illustrator that you may use to create a table graphic. The Line Segment Tool, for instance, can be used to create a table frame easily.

You’ll discover in this article how simple it is to design a table in Adobe Illustrator.

Make a Table in Adobe Illustrator

Probably the most common method for drawing a table is to draw lines. You have more control and flexibility over the distance between table cells, but it does take a bit longer.

Check out this video for more detailed instructions on how to create a table in Illustrator:

Let’s walk through the process in this section without wasting any more time.

Step 1: Rows

  1. Create a horizontal line using the Line Segment Tool (keyboard shortcut \). 
  2. The length of each line ought to be equal to one table row.
  3. Choose how many rows you would like to add to the table before proceeding to the next stage.

Step 2: Duplicate Rows

  1. Select the newly generated line.
  2. Press and hold the Shift and Option (Alt for Windows users) keys.
  3. Drag it downward to make many copies of it. For instance, if you would like four rows, replicate the lines four times to create a total of five lines.
  4. The step-and-repeat method will help you replicate more quickly if you’re producing a lot of rows or columns.
  5. Create a vertical line at the margin of the horizontal lines’ beginning points.

Step 3: Duplicate Columns

  1. To build the first column, duplicate the vertical line and shift it to the right at any desired distance.
  2. Continue replicating the line until you have the required number of columns and may choose the space between them (This is what was meant by having more flexibility over the spaces).
  3. The very last vertical line ought to be where the horizontal lines stop.

Step 4: Create A Frame

  1. Join the lines of the table frame.
  2. Select the left and right vertical lines at the border and the top and bottom horizontal lines.
  3. To combine the lines and create a frame rather than individual lines, use the Command key (or Ctrl for Windows users).

Last Words

It is simple to design tables with Adobe Illustrator. This article covered how to use the line segment tool to construct tables. We hope this guide will be able to help you create a simple table for your work.