How to rotate objects in Photoshop

How to rotate objects in Photoshop
How to rotate objects in Photoshop
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If you need to rotate objects in Adobe Photoshop, be aware that the procedure is the same whether you are on Mac or Windows.

Steps

Rotate Objects in Photoshop Step 1

Step 1. Open or create a new Photoshop file

To do this, double click on the blue icon that contains the letters "Ps", then click on the File in the menu bar at the top of the screen.

  • To open an existing file, click To open…
  • To create a new file, click New…
Rotate Objects in Photoshop Step 2

Step 2. Click on a layer

Click on the layer that contains the object you want to rotate, in the layers window at the bottom right of the screen.

  • If you don't see the window Layers, Click on the button Windows in the menu bar at the top of the screen, then select Layers. The layers window will then appear in the lower right corner of the Photoshop window.
Rotate Objects in Photoshop Step 3

Step 3. Click Quick Selection Tool

It is symbolized by an icon representing a brush and a dotted rectangle. It's at the top of the toolbar on the left of the window.

  • If you can't see the Quick selection tool, long click on the Magic wand tool to open the menu that contains it.
Rotate Objects in Photoshop Step 4

Step 4. Select an object

Use the Quick selection tool to highlight the object you want to rotate.

If you want to rotate the layer itself, you don't need to make a selection

Rotate Objects in Photoshop Step 5

Step 5. Click Edit

The button is located in the menu bar at the top of the window.

Rotate Objects in Photoshop Step 6

Step 6. Select Transformation

The option is in the middle of the drop-down menu.

Rotate Objects in Photoshop Step 7

Step 7. Click Rotate 180 °

This will rotate the object the other way.

Rotate Objects in Photoshop Step 8

Step 8. Click 90 ° Clockwise Rotation

This will rotate the bottom of the object or layer up and to the left.

Rotate Objects in Photoshop Step 9

Step 9. Click Rotate 90 ° Counterclockwise

This will rotate the bottom of the object or layer up and to the right.

Rotate Objects in Photoshop Step 10

Step 10. Click Rotate

This will allow you to freely rotate the object. A frame with eight small squares will surround your selection.

  • Click and hold on one of these squares, then use the on-screen cursor to rotate the object.
  • The degrees of the rotation will be displayed in a small window when you rotate the object.
Rotate Objects in Photoshop Step 11

Step 11. Confirm the rotation

Press ⏎ Return when you have rotated the object as desired.

Advice

  • If you hold down the "Shift" key, the rotation will be done in steps of 15 degrees.
  • Using keyboard shortcuts will decrease the number of steps for more advanced users. So you can take advantage of it to make your job easier.

    • M - Rectangle Selection Tool
    • V - Move tool
    • Ctrl + T (Cmd + T for Mac) - Tool Manual transformation, which allows you to change the size of the object or rotate it.

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