Learn now how to rotate an object in Adobe Photoshop for Windows and Mac OS.
Step 1. Open or create a Photoshop file
To do this, click on the "File" menu in the menu bar, which is at the top of the screen, and:
- Choose the option “Open…” to load a file saved on the computer;
- Or the “New…” option to initialize a blank document.
Step 2. Click on a layer
The layers window is located on the right and bottom of the screen. If it's not there, press F7 on your keyboard. Then choose the layer that contains the object you want to rotate.
Another way to make the layers window appear is by clicking on the "View" menu and choosing "Layers". By default it will appear in the lower right corner of the screen
Step 3. Get the “Quick Selection” tool
It is available within the toolbar, in the left and center corners of the screen. Look for a brush with the tip inside a dotted ellipse - this is the fourth tool from top to bottom.
If you can't find it, click and hold the “Magic Wand” tool until a menu appears; the “Quick Select” will be inside
Step 4. Select an object
Use “Quick Select” to highlight the object you want to rotate.
To rotate the entire layer, you don't need to select anything
Step 5. Open the Edit menu
It is one of the menus in the bar at the top of the screen.
Step 6. Choose the Transform option
She's almost halfway through the menu.
Step 7. Click Rotate 180° to flip the object or layer upside down
Step 8. Click Rotate 90° Clockwise to flip the bottom of the object or layer left and up
Step 9. Click Rotate 90° Counterclockwise to rotate the bottom of the object right and up
Step 10. Click Rotate to freely rotate
Notice that a box with eight squares will appear around the object or layer.
- Click and hold one of the squares with the cursor, and start moving the mouse to rotate the desired object.
- Degrees of rotation will appear in a display next to the cursor.
Step 11. Press ↵ Enter to fix the object in the rotation that was performed
Using keyboard shortcuts greatly speeds up performing tasks in Photoshop. So start editing like a pro by learning some shortcuts:
- M – Marquee Tool (selection);
- V – Move Tool;
- Ctrl + T (Cmd + T on Mac OS) – Free transform (you can resize, put in perspective and even rotate – right click on the object to see these options).
- Hold the “Shift” key while rotating to lock the increments by 15 degrees.