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Where's the old shapes gone from Photoshop, arrows, icons etc, now we have boats, really

New Here ,
Nov 06, 2019 Nov 06, 2019

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Where's the old shapes gone from Photoshop, arrows, icons etc, things we've been using snice the start of photoshop,  Now we have boats, really? who signed that off give us back the arrows signs etc

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Community Expert , Jan 15, 2020 Jan 15, 2020

Go to menu Window > Shapes then click at the top right of the panel that opens and in the drop down menu choose "Legacy Shapes and More"

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 13, 2021 Feb 13, 2021

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Seriously?

£24/month for wasting 20 mins of my time to find a tiny arrow?

Boats and trees?!

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New Here ,
Jul 21, 2021 Jul 21, 2021

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Awesome, thanks

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New Here ,
Jul 31, 2021 Jul 31, 2021

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Thanks! Helped A lot. I need to update some shirts on my [self-promotion deleted by moderator] store, and I couldn't find the arrows!

 

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Participant ,
Dec 20, 2021 Dec 20, 2021

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Are Adobe actively trying to be annoying?  I just can't believe some of the pointless stuff they do

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Community Expert ,
Dec 23, 2021 Dec 23, 2021

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I am not completely sure I am not duplicating existing information in this thread, but Photoshop Shapes has changed since this thread was first created in 2019.  The way I win back the functionality of the old system is to add Legacy Shapes and More to thew new Shapes panel (which is not the same as the drop down in the Options bar when the Custom Shape tool is selected) and have the Search Bar enabled.  That way you can find what you are looking for without struggling through the nested groups.  The only issue is that you do need to know the naming system Adobe use.  e.g. if I want 'speech bubbles I have to remember they are called 'Talk' bubbles.

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The same thing applies to things like presets and even tools.  With hundreds of presets (there are more than ten trazillion presets in the Kyle Webster Megapack alone!).  Use the search window or Discover to make your life easier.  

 

 

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New Here ,
Dec 27, 2021 Dec 27, 2021

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Hi, I see this, and I added Legacy Shapes but I'll be damed how to get the arrow on my line tool it doesn't show anywhere!

All I get is the stupid Tree!

Can you point me in the right direction?

Mark

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Community Expert ,
Dec 28, 2021 Dec 28, 2021

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If you are looking for arrowheads for the Line tool, these are controlled via the cogwheel menu in the Line tool options.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 28, 2021 Dec 28, 2021

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@markm37797317 

In addition @Semaphoric 's comment about the gear menu, what mode are you using for the Line tool? You can't add an arrowhead to a Path, for instance.

 

Jane

 

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New Here ,
Feb 03, 2022 Feb 03, 2022

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Thank you!! This worked and now I can see all the shapes that I had before the updates

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New Here ,
Jan 19, 2022 Jan 19, 2022

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It's now 2022 and this conversation has a lot of hints as to how to access arrows but i literally cannot find them. I do see that icon that says "legacy shapes"which opens to "legacy default shapes" which opens to "arrows" but NOTHING is in any of the folders. I've also searched through old films (i've been using adobe photoshop for years but none of the past versions will open. I can see folders that say "shapes" but they're all empty.

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New Here ,
Jan 19, 2022 Jan 19, 2022

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I have played around with the line tool trying to get arrows etc, to the point of nauseum. Who has the time to research, post and hack away trying to figure these things out. Getting paid by the hour people!!! Not for diagnostics. At fifty something a month I near clear answer, or maybe a phone conversation!

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Community Expert ,
Jan 19, 2022 Jan 19, 2022

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@markm37797317 

 

Mark, can you see if this helps you to understand the line tool and how to get the arrows?

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/line-tool.html

 

Jane

 

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New Here ,
Jan 19, 2022 Jan 19, 2022

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Jane,

Thank you for the quick response. I don't see the Path Options tool on my Photoshop or the gear that they refer to. What am I mssing? 

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Community Expert ,
Feb 03, 2022 Feb 03, 2022

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That isn't a separate tool; it refers to the Options for the Line tool, right below the menu bar.

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Participant ,
Jul 01, 2022 Jul 01, 2022

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What a mess ...
As many others I ahve been trying to get an arrows - And of course 
clicked  3 times "append default shapes " 
- maybe I'm an idiot but how do i remove three duplicates of flowers , wild animals 

and other great stuff yjay i will bnever use and   now have three of. 
But wait - maybe I could use lion instead of an arrow ? 
Anubody ? 

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Community Expert ,
Jul 01, 2022 Jul 01, 2022

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@Jann Lipka wrote:

how do i remove three duplicates of flowers , wild animals 


 Hi Jann,

 

Go to to Window menu > Shapes (not options bar). Use the panel menu to manage your shapes, i.e., delete duplicates, add "legacy shapes and more", et cetera.

 

Jane

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Participant ,
Jul 01, 2022 Jul 01, 2022

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thanks - indeed - it worked. 

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Community Expert ,
Jul 01, 2022 Jul 01, 2022

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You're welcome, @Jann Lipka . I'm glad it's working for you now 😊

 

~ Jane

 

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New Here ,
Nov 05, 2022 Nov 05, 2022

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It's 2022 and I still have to activate "Legacy Shapes" to get a basic arrow? Who imagined this was a good idea, and who imagined that a rowboat would be more usedful than arrows, banners, and bullet points for PHOTOSHOP? 

 

Maybe reduce the focus on AI tools that only 1% of people use and start looking at your competitors (like Affinity) for usability ideas. The UX has become an absolute nightmare for the average non-power user. 

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LEGEND ,
Nov 06, 2022 Nov 06, 2022

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the trouble with putting a commitee in charge of something is they 'FEEL' something needs to change so they add a boat... then it gets sent to another dev team and they put the boat in its own box so people can find it but no one sees it so another team makes that box the default and sticks all the old things into Legacy shapes ... then Adobe has 2000 'meetings' and no one puts their hand up to say 'WTF' so it becomes law and at that point the ACP see it, point out that its busted but its too late to fix by then because Adobe has already done it

 

rinse and repeat about 4 times a year and you end up with the current state of Adobe software... to be fair, some changes are good

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