I want to draw a simple arrow. As I understood from some tutorial, I need to use "Fill Path" or "Stroke Path" in the following image, but as you can see its inactive.

What is the next step? Also how do I add the arrow head at the end of the line?

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The fill and stroke in the contextual menu are raster based.

Use the Fill and Stroke options for shape/vector layers in the Control Bar across the top of the screen.

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As for arrowheads....

To the best of my knowledge, Photoshop has no function to add arrowheads to path drawn with the Pen Tool. You will need to manually draw any arrowheads or switch to a different application capable of adding arrowheads. (You could easily create a path with an arrowhead in Illustrator then merely copy/paste it to Photoshop).

The Line Tool in Photoshop does have an option to add an arrowhead. Unfortunately, the Line Tool only draws straight lines. But, you may be able to cobble something together with that in mind.

  • I'd maybe add that arrowheads can be added as an option of the Line Tool: so it's possible to create a curve and then just draw the arrowheads only (for consistent size) Commented Jun 10, 2020 at 21:15
  • Thanks @SergeyKritskiy edited. I forgot about the line tool option.
    – Scott
    Commented Jun 10, 2020 at 21:27

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