Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video Easily adding arrowheads to strokes, part of Illustrator CS5 New Features.
Often when creating artwork inside of Illustrator, you may need to draw arrows.…In previous versions of Illustrator, there was an Add Arrowheads effect that you…can use to apply arrowheads to the end of any path.…However, now in Illustrator CS5, Adobe has made arrowheads an attribute of the stroke itself.…Not only is it now easier to apply arrowheads to strokes inside of Illustrator,…they are more powerful as well. Let's take a look.…I'll start by opening up my Stroke panel and dragging it out here onto the screen.…I'm going to go ahead and close this for now.…
And you can see that inside the Stroke panel itself, in the Expanded View, I…have a section here called Arrowheads.…If I draw any path, I'll simply draw a line right here across my page.…I'll tap D for default that sets my stroke back now to just a one-point stroke.…And with that path selected, I'll come here where it says Arrowheads and choose,…for the right side, to add Arrow 1.…In fact, you can see in this pop-up that there are many different settings and…
- Creating complex art from basic shapes with the Shape Builder tool
- Transforming flat artwork using perspective grids and vanishing points
- Creating variable-width strokes
- Controlling dashed line length, corners, and gaps
- Creating original brushes using the Brushes panel
- Adding arrowheads to strokes
- Creating web-ready graphics, text, and slices
- Integrating with Flash Catalyst
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: In the “Mapping flat artwork to perspective grids” video, directions for moving a box in a perpendicular direction say to use the Tilde key. However, upon attempting to move the box using this method, the box continues to move in the same plane, not in a perpendicular fashion. Is the technique in the video incorrect?
A: Adobe changed this keyboard shortcut just before the final release. The shortcut is the "5" key. The video tutorial has been updated to reflect this.