Illustrator CS4 problem!


ARRIVALS

ARRIVALS

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#1
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?!
 
hankscorpio

hankscorpio

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#2
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

ARRIVALS

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#3
Sorry, what an idiot. I meant Photoshop. Same problem, but in Photoshop.
 
Paul Murray

Paul Murray

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#4
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Is there something in those settings you need to change?
I'm using CS5 btw.
 
hankscorpio

hankscorpio

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#5
No problem

On the Line Tool

You see the control panel top of the screen

Line Tool, Custom Shape, "small downward arrow"

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Click the tiny arrow

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hankscorpio

hankscorpio

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#6
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

ARRIVALS

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#7
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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