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Hi there.
I have been wondering about this for some time and really have no idea how todo this though I have seen it plenty of times. I do real estate photography and have just started doing drone shots. If I wanted to put an outline around the property and say pointers to certain sections of what's surrounding the property, i.e., Points of interest close by. How do I do this. I am sorry if it's a daft question, photoshop is just such a big program to try learn it all. This method I would love to learn but really have not been able to find out how.
I have attached an image for anyone to see and know what I mean. Any help or direction on where to learn this would be very much appreciated. Kind regards, michelle B47F7EC9-3AA9-4829-A9CF-63183CD9E30B.jpeg


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The way I would approach this is to use the pen tool to make a path around whatever you want to outline. Once the path is complete you could then stroke the path or fill the path.


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I agree with Ross on using the Pen Tool and stroking a path to outline properties. Here are some TUTORIALS on stroking paths.

As for adding the pointers, just use the Custom Shape Tool.......
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.....choose an arrow shape from the Tools Menu Bar.........
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On a new layer create your shape. Use Free Transform (Cmd/Cntrl + T) to rotate.
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