I want to have arrowhead caps on the end of a stroke in illustrator (so similar to the rounded caps, but with an arrowhead that fits perfectly to the edge of the stroke)

I can sort of achieve this using actual an arrowhead, but it doesn't look perfect. Here's what I've got so far:

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I've also tried messing with the stroke's Variable Width Profile - there appears to be a profile that is exactly what I'm after, however, the "caps" scale depending on the width of the stroke. I need the arrowheads of the stroke to be exactly at a 45° angle.


Use the existing arrowheads from the stroke window, none of them are 45 degrees but #7 looks closest: enter image description here

Adjust stroke thickness to get your arrow.

Do you mean you want the stroke to come to a point? Make a right triangle and add it to your arrowhead collection per instructions here:


  • The link you provided gave me a perfect solution. Thank you kindly! – driima Sep 15 '17 at 22:08

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