How to Make Arrow in Illustrator

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Looking to add some arrows to your Illustrator designs? In this quick tutorial, we’ll show you how to create arrows using the Stroke tool.

How to Make Arrow in Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful image editing software, once you know how to actually use it. With all the tools at your disposal, it can sometimes feel like a herculean task to understand what everything does. Something like adding a simple arrow shouldn’t be challenging, right? All jokes aside, it actually isn’t–as long as you know where to look. This guide will show you how to make an arrow in Illustrator.

How to Make Arrow in Illustrator

To make an arrow in Illustrator:

  1. Select the Pen tool, or press P on your keyboard.
  2. Click and drag to create the line for your arrow. Hold Shift to keep the line straight.
  3. Press Enter to end the line.
  4. Click Window.
  5. Click Stroke.
  6. Hit the Arrowheads icon to place the arrow on either side of your line.
  7. Adjust the Weight and Scale settings to make your arrow larger or smaller.

And there you have it! It’s literally as easy as that to create an arrow inside of Adobe Illustrator. If you’re having trouble finding some of the tools, see the video below for more insight.

The Easiest Way To Create Arrows In Illustrator

FAQ

How do I make a curved arrow in Illustrator?

There are a few ways to make a curved arrow in Illustrator. One way is to use the Pen tool to draw two straight lines that intersect and then use the Convert Anchor Point tool to create the curve. Another way is to use the Arc tool to draw a curved line.

How do you make an arrow vector?

Export your arrow file as an EPS, SVG, or AI file.

How do you make a north arrow in Illustrator?

To make a north arrow in Illustrator, create a simple arrow shape using the pen tool. Then, use the rotate tool to rotate the arrow to point north. Finally, add additional details or decoration to the arrow to finish it.

How do you make an arrow in Illustrator 2022?

To make an arrow in Illustrator, you need to first draw a line using the pen tool. Go to Window>Stroke and select your Arrowhead.

How do you use the arc tool in Illustrator?

To use the Arc tool in Illustrator, click and hold down the mouse button where you want the arc to start, then drag the mouse in the direction you want the arc to go. The further you drag the mouse, the larger the arc will be.

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