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Adding Arrowheads: Illustrator CS4 vs. Illustrator CS5

Adding Arrowheads in Illustrator CS4 and CS5

Illustrator CS5 added a lot of new functionality to the Stroke Panel, including the Width Tool [Shift+W] to change the stroke’s profile, and the option to align dashes to corners and path ends. Additionally, you can add arrowheads straight from the Stroke Panel. (To customize arrowheads, open the Arrowheads.ai file at ShowPackageContent\Required\Resources\<locale>\ (for Mac) and \Support Files\Required\Resources\<locale>\ (for Windows).

In Illustrator CS4 and prior, arrowheads have to be added as an Effect [Effect>Stylize].

More CS5 posts to come, as I explore CS5 very, very, slowly.

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