Rotating or flipping an image often means turning an object 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise. It can also mean tilting an image slightly to one side or the other, rotating an image around a fixed point somewhere in the composition, or flipping an image by 180 degrees. Photoshop offers several ways to rotate an image.
Tilt an image with the Perspective Crop tool.
To adjust an image’s angle, hold down the Crop tool and choose Perspective Crop Tool from the toolbar. Use your cursor to place the borders of the bounding box around the area you’d like to shift.
Try the Transform and Free Transform tools.
To rotate a specific part of an image, make a duplicate layer. Go to Image › Image Rotation from the main menu bar. Then select a specific angle and rotate your image clockwise or counterclockwise.
Move a whole photo with the Rotate View tool.
Use the Rotate View tool to turn an entire image sideways, at an angle, or upside down. Move the subject, background, and all individual layers simultaneously with one easy step.
Create a mirrored look with Image Rotate.
To create a mirror image or flip a canvas upside down, rotate an image 180 degrees on its horizontal or vertical axis with the Image Rotate command.
Explore rotation options with these tutorials.
Rotations and transformations are an essential part of photo editing and graphic design. Explore more about how to flip, tilt, and rotate images.
Adjust crop, rotation, and canvas size.
Trim images to adjust angle and size simultaneously.