Photoshop allows you to rotate an image by just following a few simple steps. It offers multiple options that enable you to change the orientation of your image completely or just make slight changes to the angles. So, let’s learn how to rotate an image in Photoshop using different methods.
Many reasons may make you want to rotate your image without affecting its quality and purpose. Either you want to flip the whole image, want to rotate a particular section, or just want to make slight angle adjustments, Photoshop can help you with all of that and more.
The ability to rotate a picture is a very important feature for photo editors. It allows them to use the image as they want. Photoshop provides many different techniques of image rotation. Here, we give you a step-by-step guideline to help you use this highly useful tool in the best way possible.
If you want to rotate your whole image in Photoshop, you can do that through several options. Either you want to alter the axes of the photo or just want to rotate through a slight angle, Photoshop can help you do that easily.
The first method that we will explain here is rotating the image through the menu bar. So, let’s look at the steps to do that.
The crop tool in Photoshop is mainly for cropping your images. However, you can also use it to rotate your image. The crop tool allows you to easily rotate your images in just a single step. So, if you want to crop as well as rotate an image, it is just the tool you want.
Here is how you can rotate your image with the crop tool in Photoshop:
If you want to rotate only certain elements in your image instead of the whole picture, Photoshop can help you with that too. With the amazing feature of layers, Photoshop allows you to divide your picture into different layers so you can just choose the layer of the element and apply the rotation.
In order to rotate a picture on a picture with layers, you would have to use the ‘Transform tool.’ It allows you to rotate individual objects within your image. You can use this tool to rotate your main image or only a few elements as long as they are in their own individual layers.
Here is how you can do it:
If your image is on a single layer and you want to rotate certain elements within it, then you will have to copy the respective element onto a new layer. Here is how you can do it:
Do you notice the change in the direction of the pathway? That’s because we copied this area into a different layer and then rotated it using the Transform tool as explained above.
Sometimes you don’t want to apply the rotation without knowing how the rotated image would look like. Photoshop has a tool for this situation as well. The ‘Rotate View Tool’ allows you to see the outcome of rotating an image without making any permanent changes to it.
Here is how you can use this tool to rotate an image just to see how it looks:
Images with wrong orientation is a major and common issue people have with their photos. Thankfully, Photoshop provides several rotation options that can help you rotate images in whichever way you want. Learning the Photoshop rotation techniques elaborated above will help you get your desired orientation in just a few simple steps.