If you are a blogger, a creative artist, or you make graphical representations somehow, then you understand the role that arrows play in your illustrations or informational artwork. In this guide, you will learn how you can draw arrow in Photoshop with ease.
Arrows add emphasis to illustrations and grab the attention of your viewers or readers to a specific point in an image.
When I started using Adobe Photoshop, one of the constraints I had with this imaging and photo editing software was adding arrows to my illustrations. Every tech blogger or creative artist at some point needs to insert arrows in an image to show emphasis. Actually, drawing an arrow in Adobe Photoshop is a piece of cake. But it may not be so for many especially if you are new to the use of Adobe graphic applications like Photoshop.
So, let’s get things underway.
How To Draw Arrow in Adobe Photoshop
To draw arrow here, you need to know how to use the Line tool in a particular way.
- Open the image file you want to use in Photoshop to create a new layer. A shortcut to this is holding down Ctrl+O.
- Select the Line tool from the Tool box.
- Select the Line tool and change its weight (thickness) in the Weight field in the Options bar, the default is only 1 pixel.
- Then, click the drop-down menu on the gear icon and select the Arrowheads to be End. This action will draw the arrow head at the point where you finish drawing the arrow. You can also choose Arrowheads to be Start or Start and End if you like.
- Place the mouse where you want the arrow to start from and drag it to point to your needed direction.
- Now you’ve just drawn an arrow using Photoshop.
It’s that easy. Give it a go and tell us your experience in the comments section.
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