In this short tutorial I am going to show you how to flip image in Photoshop with several steps easily.
For new Photoshop user, it sometimes confusing because you new to its layout. You don't know what functions you have to use to have done and how to access it. Flipping image in Photoshop literally means mirroring the image. To do that, it's really simple. It takes several steps only.
In this tutorial, the version of Photoshop I use is Photoshop CS6 on windows OS. If you use another version, older or newer and on Mac, the steps are just same.
How to flip image in Photoshop
First thing you do is to import any image you want to flip to Photoshop. When it's already there, just navigate to the "image" tab on the top of your Photoshop.
From there you will see several options. Just go down hover "image rotation" and you will see another several options. The two from bottom is all you need.
Image ➜ Image Rotatation ➜ Flip Canvas Horizontal/Flip Canvas Vertical.
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Flip Canvas Horizontally
When you work with this option, the canvas you are using will be flipped from left to right.
Flip Canvas Vertically
When you work with this option, the canvas you are using will be flipped from upside down top to bottom.
If you only want to flip your image then you are done now. But if you are working with Photoshop and you want to flip certain layer then you should not use those options above because they flip the canvas which is mean everything on your art board will be flipped.
How to flip certain image layer
If you want to flip certain image layer, just select move tool or hit "V" button on your keyboard then click layer you want to flip. Then go to the edge of your selected layer then click it. After that right click your mouse then go to flip options on the bottom. Another short way is just hit CTRL + V on your keyboard to select the layer then right click on it.
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Or click "Edit" and then go to "Transform" and then the flip option will shows up.
Edit ➜ Transform ➜ Flip Horizontal/Flip Vertical.
Okay, I hope this short toturial about how to flip image in Photoshop easily helpful guys.