Help Creating Arrows

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by codeoverride, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. codeoverride macrumors member

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    I need to create arrows like these:
    http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/6375/turboqg0.jpg
    The side ones are the main problem.. I think that I've seen preset arrows that look like that. Are there any in Photoshop or Illustrator? I don't know how to make these turning arrows :(

    Thanks!!!!
     
  2. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    You can do these in Photoshop or Illustrator by using the pen tool. I'd probably use Illustrator or fireworks. I prefer the vector based shapes in those to the way PS handles shapes.
     
  3. codeoverride thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah.. I understand that I can do it from scratch but I was wondering if there was an easier way because I'm pretty slow drawing it out in Illustrator. Thanks
     
  4. freeny macrumors 68020

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    There is no magic way of doing it aside from tracing the arrows in your attached photo.
     
  5. codeoverride thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies.. I guess I'm just feeling lazy. I was pretty sure that I had seen a similar arrow to use as a starting point.. oh well.. :rolleyes:
     
  6. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Cut it out in PS then use Live Trace in AI. Shouldn't requite too much cleanup to get it looking like you want it.
     
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  8. bluetooth macrumors 6502a

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  9. StrawberryJam8 macrumors newbie

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    Process

    Procedure shouldn't be that hard. I mostly trace all my Myspace smileys from scratch before adding them to the smileys and icons folder to keep them all in one spot.
     

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