I've been using the shape tool in PS for years and suddenly, it is forcing a black stroke around my arrow and I can't change/remove it. I worked on 5-6 other images tonight without this happening so it just cropped up on its own.

I can change it on a line, just not this arrow, or any other shapes.

What am I missing? Thanks in advance.

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    The photo doesn't show the bar at the top, where you can edit the path. Could you add that?
    – Chris
    Jan 25, 2021 at 7:50

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With a Shape Tool active, click the layer with the arrow, then look at the *Control Bar across the top of the screen.

Remove the stroke there.

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  • Thank you for helping. The main issue here is I don't have that menu showing up like it does when I'm drawing lines etc. Once I select the arrow (vs drawing a line for example), that menu goes away. Jan 25, 2021 at 17:50
  • @ScottManthey you must click the little stroke box to see the pop up. You can do this before or after you have drawn any arrows. Simply keep the Shape Tool active.
    – Scott
    Jan 25, 2021 at 18:34

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