Adobe Illustrator CC: Creating Arrows on lines

Step 1: Open a new document and create a line with either the pen tool or the line too. Make sure you select the line by clicking it.

Step 2: Go to Window > Stroke, to open up the Stroke panel.

Step 3: In the stroke panel where it says “Arrowheads” You can select the arrow you want. The first one is the beginning the second one is the end. The beginning is the first point create and the end is the last point you created.

Ta-da you create a line with an arrow!

This method is similar to Adobe Indesign, hope that helps!

Illustrator CC: Guidelines Tutorial

Guidelines are a useful tool to use, especially when using illustrator. The function is the same across all the Adobe programs, but they vary slightly on how it’s done.

Step 1: 

At the top: View > Rulers > Show Rulers

Step 2: Ensure the guidelines are on a separate layer.

The reason I suggest this is so the guidelines won’t move. When you have other objects on the artboard, you will accidently click on the guidelines. To create a new layer, click the page icon on the bottom of the layers panel.

Step 3: Creating the Guidelines

Click on the ruler and holding it down drag towards the artboard. The guideline will then appear. You do the same for the ruler on the left.

Step 4: Revising the Guidelines

If you want to change it, hover over the guideline till the mouse cursor changes and then click and drag again.

Step 5: Lock the guidelines

On the layer panel next to eye click the empty space/square and a lock will appear. Signifying the layer is locked. The guidelines now cannot move and you can go about illustrating.

Other Tips:

 You can change the units of the ruler to suits your needs in the guidelines. To do this right click on the ruler and chose the unit you wish to work in.

Hope that helps!