Rotate and Flip commands in Adobe Photoshop

Rotate Images

1. Image > Image Rotation.

Image menu

NOTE: In earlier versions of Photoshop, you may find the command under Image > Rotate Canvas.

Rotation options:

a. 180° – Rotates the image by 180 degrees.

b. 90° – Rotates the image by 90 degrees clockwise.

c. 90° CCW – Rotates the image by 90 degrees anticlockwise.

d. Arbitrary – Rotates the image arbitrary by a custom angle value. Selecting this option will prompt the Rotate Canvas dialog box as shown below:


Enter a value for the angle and choose if that should be Clockwise (°CW) or anticlockwise (°CCW).

Flip Images

a. Flip Canvas Horizontal – Flips the image horizontally along the standing ‘Y’ axis. It interchanges the left and right parts of the image.

b. Flip Canvas Vertical – Flips the image vertically along the horizontal ‘X’ axis. It turns the image upside down.

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