Add Missing Photoshop Arrows

How To add back Missing Photoshop Arrows? Starting with Photoshop 2020 and beyond, the custom shape tool was slimmed down and as a result, Legacy Arrows have gone missing. If you are like me, you probably use Arrow Shapes for annotation. In the following simple solution, I’ll cover how you can get those annotation arrows back. And as a result, set you on your way back to using arrow annotation.

The following is just one way to bring back Photoshop Legacy Arrow Shapes. There may be several other methods that work just as well.

Adding Missing Photoshop Arrows and Shapes

1.) Launch Photoshop, then navigate to Window -> Shapes.

Photoshop Window Shapes


A Shapes window will appear.

2.) Click the hamburger Menu, then select Legacy Shapes.

Photoshop Legacy Shapes

From the Custom Shape selection tool, Photoshop Legacy Arrows should now appear from the dropdown. Simply look under Legacy Shapes and More > All Legacy Default Shapes > Arrows.

Missing Photoshop Arrows

I hope you found this simple solution helpful to get back your missing photoshop arrows. ;)