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Quick Fix: How to Outline an Arrow in Adobe Illustrator

A search for how to outline an arrow in Adobe Illustrator turns up some bizarre solutions to what is seemingly a straightforward requirement. The issue with arrows begins because an arrow in Illustrator is essentially a brush style applied to a line rather than being a filled object with an outline stroke. However, we can transform an arrow into a filled object with an outline stroke with one simple step: the selection of Object > Path > Outline Stroke from the menu bar. Applying this knowledge we can create an outlined arrow in Illustrator following these steps. (1) Draw a straight line using the line tool while holding down the Shift key. (2) Open the Brushes window and select the arrows_standard brush library from its menu  (3) With the line you created selected now choose an arrow style from the library (4) With the line/arrow still selected go to the menu bar and select  Object > Path > Outline Stroke   (5) The arrow is now a filled object with a