Select a foreground color on the tool box for your
Window > Show Layers, Option
Menu > New Layer.
Select View > Show Grid.
Rectangle marquee tool > draw a rectangle on Layer 2.
Edit > Fill.
Select Layers >
Options > New Layer.
Click on the new
layer to activate it. Rectangle marquee tool > draw a square on Layer 3 and Edit
> Fill with the same foreground color.
Select Edit > Free
A selection box with
handles will appear around the square. Grab a corner handle with the cursor and
rotate the box until it is in the position you want. Click the Enter key to transform the
Check to make sure Layer 2 is
Select Tool Box > Move
Tool and drag the square over the rectangle to make an arrow.
The square may have to be resized. Edit >
Free Transform and use the grid to reshape the square.
Select the Text Tool on the
Tool Box and add text as shown in the previous tutorial.
Select Layers > Options > Flatten Image. You should have
only one layer left.
You can leave your arrow and File > Export
> GIF89a or you can add a drop shadow with Layers > Effects >
Drop Shadow as in the top arrow. The second example also had Layers >
Effects > Outer Glow added.