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How to Make an Arrow in InDesign

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Learn how to make an arrow in Adobe InDesign with this easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial. This tutorial is great for beginners and will show you the simple process of adding arrows in InDesign. You'll be able to create arrows that you can use on anything from flyers to package designs. 

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What You'll Learn in This InDesign Arrow Tutorial:

  • How to make an arrow in InDesign
  • How to add an arrow to a line in InDesign

What You'll Need

1. How to Make an Arrow in InDesign

Step 1

Let's begin this InDesign arrow tutorial! Open the restaurant flyer and turn on the document grid by going to View > Grids & Guides > Show Document Grid. Use the Pen Tool (P) and make an arrow in InDesign using the grid as a guide. 

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Step 2

Fill the arrow with Paper in the Swatches panel. Copy (Command-C) and paste (Command-V) the arrow twice, and place the copies in a line next to the price.

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2. How to Add an Arrow to a Line in InDesign

Step 1

In the next steps, you will learn how to add arrowheads in InDesign. Using the Pen Tool (P), make a curved line from the food image to the price.

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Step 2

Change the Stroke Fill to Paper in the Swatches panel. Open the Stroke panel and change the Weight to 3 pt. Set the End to SimpleWide.

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Design Like a Pro!

You did a great job learning how to make arrows in InDesign. Try playing around with the stroke settings by adjusting the scale and the type of arrow. Let's go a step further and get even more creative with this collection of tutorials that will have you breezing through InDesign in no time.

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