How to rotate an image in Adobe Photoshop.

Rotating an image can be about much more than just turning it sideways. Discover different ways to change image perspective.      

Rotating the image of a person relaxing with their eyes closed against a backdrop of ivy

Flip it good.

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.

Tilting an image with the Perspective Crop tool in Adobe Photoshop

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.

Use the Transform and Free Transform tools in Photoshop to rotate specific parts of an image

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.

Rotate the whole image using the Rotate View tool in Adobe Photoshop

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.

Use the Image Rotate command to create a mirror image or flip a canvas upside down

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.

Using Photoshop to adjust the crop, rotation, and canvas size of an image

Adjust crop, rotation, and canvas size.

Trim images to adjust angle and size simultaneously.

 

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Flip or rotate an item in an image by tilting it to match any angle or by adding perspective

Rotate or flip an item. 

Tilt an image to match any angle, freely rotate it, or add perspective.

 

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Use the Free Transform tool in Photoshop to completely manipulate the rotation or tilt of an image

Transform images, shapes, and paths.

Freely transform an image to rotate, tilt, or distort it.

 

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Maintain aspect ratio between layers as you move objects and rotate different parts of images

Move, shift, and turn objects.

Maintain aspect ratio between layers as you rotate and move objects.

 

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