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Illustrator CS4 problem!

Discussion in 'Adobe Forum:' started by ARRIVALS, Feb 4, 2014.


    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Hi guys.

    I work in CS4 and at the moment am having an issue in Illustrator. For some reason my line tool has turned into an arrow, and I can't for the life of me figure out how to get it back to the regular line tool!

    Any ideas?!
  2. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    An arrow is a stroke property.

    Stroke properties can be set in Window>Stroke and reset the arrow head to none.

    However, strokes shouldn't remain selected, especially arrows - I don't think it should anyway.

    Try resetting your Illustrator Preferences, restart Illustrator and hold down CTRL ALT SHIFT or on a Mac it's CMD OPT SHIFT.

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Sorry, what an idiot. I meant Photoshop. Same problem, but in Photoshop.
  4. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 10.59.28.jpg

    Is there something in those settings you need to change?
    I'm using CS5 btw.
  5. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    No problem

    On the Line Tool

    You see the control panel top of the screen

    Line Tool, Custom Shape, "small downward arrow"


    Click the tiny arrow

    arrows.png arrows.png
  6. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    In Photoshop you need to set the size of the arrow before you start _ a bit backwards if you ask me?

    In Photoshop CC the Arrow Options are displayed a lot clearer.

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Ah, sorted. I set the arrowhead bits to 'End' but was still getting a big fat line, then realised I'd set the width 1 Cm instead of 1 px. Cheers guys.

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