Arrows In Illustrator | Draw Arrow Adobe Illustrator

Marie Luciano

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Draw Arrow Adobe Illustrator


Hi, everyone, in this video, We will be learning how to draw a vector arrow in Illustrator before we get started. Don’t forget to hit subscribe and turn on your notifications. If you draw an arrow in Adobe Illustrator start by selecting the pen tool, draw a line straight or curved with two anchor points As a first example, I will be drawing an arrow with a straight line so position the pen tool where you want the line to begin and click to define the first Anchor Point. Click again where you want the line to end hold shift when you click to dry straight line to leave a path open, hold ctrl or command and click anywhere on the document now. I’m going to select the selection tool and select the segments [Music] open the stroke panel by pressing CTRL or command + f10 or go to window and select just the stroke panel. The first thing you find in the stroke panel is the weight. I’m going to change mine to five pixels [Music]. After the weight section, you can see other sections, including the arrow head it’s. The only thing you see is the way it is because your options are hidden. So go to the little icon on the top right of the panel. Click on it and you’ll get the option. Show options. Click on it and you should be able to see all the hidden options. Okay, so make sure your segment is selected. Go to the Arrowhead section and I’m going to start with the arrow head on the end point, which is the one on the right, so click on the drop down menu. And you have many options of arrows. Select the one you like. So if you’re satisfied, you can just leave the arrow head on one point, or you can add another arrow head to the start point, so select the segment go to the Arrow Head section and this time click on the drop down menu on the left side and you can either pick an arrow head that has the same style or a different one as you can see. There are many options to switch arrowheads, relative to the lines start and end arrows, click on the icon swap start and end arrowheads. So this icon. If you click on it, it will invert the arrowheads and this is useful, for example, if you make a copy of your arrow, and you decide that you want it in the opposite direction, so instead of like having to redraw it, and we add the arrowheads and read proportionate and everything you just swap it. Another thing you can do is scale the arrowheads, so select the segment, and for example, if you change the weight of the line like from five to ten, you can see that the arrowheads automatically scale with the weight. So if you like once you scale them independently, you go to the scale section. And there is the option to scale, either the beginning, the start point or the end point separately, or you can lock them and scale them proportionally, for example. I just scaled just the end point bigger or for example, I can scale just the start point and make it smaller, so I scale them separately. Okay, so now. I’m going to press ctrl-z to go back. And if I press on the link start and end arrowheads, this will link them together. So if I scale one or the other, they will both scale proportionately [Music] in the profile section. You can select different profiles for your segments. You can go through them and see. If there’s something interesting you can use. I’m just gonna stick with the uniform segment because that works for me. Also, you can see the align sections where there are two icons. The second one is automatically selected and here you can choose from the first icon where the Arrow head attaches and starts at the end of the path, so it extends its link instead. The second icon, which is the one that is automatically selected the Arrow head, becomes part of the overall length, so it ends where the segment ends. It does not extend its link, so this first example was done with a straight line. But as I said, you can draw a curved line as well. All you have to do is draw the lines and follow the same steps. Select it and add the arrow head. You can draw a more unique line as well like, zigzagged or way, select one of the segments, the color panel and select the stroke color. You want to give it also? I forgot to specify this at the beginning of the video. It is better to set the fill to. None thank you for watching and stay tuned for more videos.