Dot dot dot arrow dot.... in strokes!

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Dec 08, 2020

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Hi everyone! I'm creating a layout for a customer where I use a lot of strokes to show flow and direction. See attached. Is there a way to style this so that I can apply it to any shape, and control color, spacing between dots, frequency of arrow heads showing up... etc. Thank you for your help!

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Monika Gause Adobe Community Professional , Dec 08, 2020
You will have to adjust it carefully.   Scatter brush options and appearance panel:       Demo file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lnhg6ytuok8mh4o/Arrow-Dots.ai?dl=0

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Please embed screenshots in the post instead of attaching them.

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Got it. Let me know if these work.

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Thank you.

 

If you adjust the distances and the size carefully AND turn off the adjust to corners options for dashes in the strokes panel, then you could try and stack a scatter brush that contains the arrow on a dashed stroke that has the dots.

 

Or is that how you made this one already?

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Thanks Monica. No. I actually created a stroke, and then manually added the triangles ever so ofter. I figure there most be a way to create a style that combines both the dots and the arrows. 

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multiple strokes can be applied via the appearance panel.

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Awesome. I could have the same rounded corner triangle? Do you have a tutorial or some guidance on how to accomplish something like this? Thank you Monika!

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You will have to adjust it carefully.

 

Scatter brush options and appearance panel:

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Demo file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lnhg6ytuok8mh4o/Arrow-Dots.ai?dl=0

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WOW! Amazing. Thank you for your help Monika. 

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