Photoshop can do so much more than just editing photos; it’s a great tool for creating charts, diagrams, and different types of graphics. Did you know that you can create arrows in Photoshop? When you select the Line tool (nested under the Rectangle tool [U] in the Toolbox), click the little gear icon at the top in the Options Bar. You’ll see a drop-down dialog that says “Arrowheads.” You can choose Start, End, or both. Now when you draw with the Line tool, an arrowhead will appear on your line. You can also save this as a tool preset so arrows are just a click away. To save it as a tool preset, click on the down-facing arrow next to the icon of the current tool at the far left of the Options Bar. In the Tool Preset Picker that appears, click on the gear icon at the top right and select New Tool Preset.
This tip originally published in the Photoshop Tips column by Colin Smith, in the July/August 2016 issue of Photoshop User magazine.