What is the shortcut to flip an image in Photoshop?

Answered by Willie Powers

To flip an image in Photoshop, you can use the Free Transform mode along with a simple right-click. Let me walk you through the steps:

1. Open your image in Photoshop and make sure you have the layer selected that you want to flip. This is important if you have multiple layers in your document.

2. To enter the Free Transform mode, you can press the shortcut Ctrl + T on a Windows computer or Command + T on a Mac. Alternatively, you can go to the Edit menu and choose Free Transform.

3. Once you are in the Free Transform mode, you will see a bounding box around your image with handles at the corners and sides. This allows you to resize, rotate, and flip your image.

4. To flip the image horizontally, right-click anywhere inside the bounding box. This will bring up a context menu with various options.

5. In the context menu, you will find the options to flip the image horizontally and vertically. Simply click on the desired option to flip your image accordingly.

6. After you have clicked on the flip option, you will see your image instantly flipped in the chosen direction. You can then adjust the positioning and size if needed by dragging the handles of the bounding box.

7. Once you are satisfied with the flipped image, you can press the Enter key or click the checkmark icon in the options bar at the top of the screen to apply the transformation.

Here’s a quick summary of the steps:
1. Select the layer you want to flip.
2. Press Ctrl + T (Windows) or Command + T (Mac) to enter Free Transform mode.
3. Right-click inside the bounding box.
4. Choose the desired flip option from the context menu.
5. Adjust the position and size if necessary.
6. Press Enter or click the checkmark icon to apply the transformation.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions or need additional assistance.