Flip, reverse, and spin images.
Whether you’re editing a photograph you took or creating a graphic design, there are a number of reasons you may want to flip an entire image — and not just a single layer — using Adobe Photoshop:
Sometimes design constraints make it necessary to have the subject face the opposite direction. Rotation is also helpful when working with multiple graphic elements, such as shapes or logos, that need to be oriented around one another.
Produce striking, symmetrical designs by placing a flipped image alongside the original image. Right-click the background layer of your image and select Duplicate Layer. This will create a copy of your image you can then flip.
Flipping layers versus flipping images.
A layer in Photoshop is like a transparent sheet. You can stack thousands of new layers on top of each other to create effects and designs using the Layers panel. An image includes every layer of the project.
Select the layer, press CtrlL+T on PC or Command+T on Mac, then right-click and choose Flip Horizontally or Flip Vertically. This will flip only the selected layer.