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How to draw an arrow in photoshop version 21.0.2

New Here ,
Jan 04, 2020 Jan 04, 2020

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Hi, I recently upgraded my photoshop creative cloud to version 21.0.2. After the upgrade I can't find where the arrow tool is to draw an arrow. Can someone tell me where to find the arrow tool?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 04, 2020 Jan 04, 2020
Arrow shapes have been moved to a new folder "Legacy Shapes and more..." You access them by going to Window > Shapes and if you do not see it in the panel, load them from the Panel menu Arrrow shapes will be in the Arrows subfolder and should be in the Options bar picker as well.

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 11, 2021 Feb 11, 2021
The answer is still good. Go to Window > Shapes to bring up the Shapes Panel. In the Search box, type "arrows" and it will bring up the folder with the arrows in it. Select the Arrow folder and clear the search box to display the arrows as shown. You'll need to select the Custom Shape Tool and select the arrow you want. Current as of Ps 2021/version 22.2

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 11, 2021 Feb 11, 2021

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Coming along, Trevor. Details in PM.

 

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New Here ,
Feb 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2021

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You left something out. On my machine, I had to click the "stacked lines" icon on top right of Window > Shapes search box. THEN I was finally able to access the arrows inside Legacy Shapes.

 

WHY would ANYONE ANYWHERE think that experienced PS users should have instant access to the BAOBOB TREE custom shape tool while having to walk through fire to draw an ARROW?

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"The answer is still good. Go to Window > Shapes to bring up the Shapes Panel. In the Search box, type "arrows" and it will bring up the folder with the arrows in it. Select the Arrow folder and clear the search box to display the arrows as shown. You'll need to select the Custom Shape Tool and select the arrow you want. "

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Feb 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2021

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I use the MacOS version and it works as described. Unfortunately I can't account for other configurations I don't own.

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New Here ,
Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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This is SO spot on:

"WHY would ANYONE ANYWHERE think that experienced PS users should have instant access to the BAOBOB TREE custom shape tool while having to walk through fire to draw an ARROW?"

 

Adobe for fs...Are you listening?

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New Here ,
May 19, 2021 May 19, 2021

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Thanks for this. Its been driving me crazy! 

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New Here ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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and for us not using windows? do agree with a lot of people here in the thread - this is a very poor solution from you guys in the Adobe team 😞

and how about that, can see that my name is default5douwspudvw5 🙂 🙂 

 

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New Here ,
Feb 24, 2021 Feb 24, 2021

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I have been using PhotoShop to edit schematics and line drawings for years and have had absolutely no problems drawing lines with arrowheads on them until this recent upgrade.  I've been reading all of the responses from the other frustrated users and have tried following the directions.  When I get to the shapes panel, I typed in "arrows" and I see three folders (all opened) with nothing in them except empty folders.  How the heck is one supposed to draw or choose an arrow from nothing?  If it isn't broke, don't fix it!  

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Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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Have you deleted "arrows" from the search box? You should then see the arrows.

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