- Using the palettes
- Hiding and showing palettes
- Changing screen modes
- Tools on the Tools palette
- Changing the image size
- Choosing a file format
- Choosing a bits/channel mode
- Cropping an image
- Rotating an image
- Quick Summary: Choosing Colors
- Quick Summary: Using the Swatches palette
- Using the Layers palette
- Quick Summary: Using the Layers palette
- Using fill and adjustment layers
- Choosing a mode for the History palette
- Making snapshots of history states
- Working with nonlinear histories
- Using presets
- Streamlining your workflow
Rotating an image
The Rotate Canvas commands rotate all the layers in an image. (To rotate just one layer at a time, use a rotate command on the Edit > Transform submenu instead.)
To rotate an image by an exact amount:
Do either of the following:
Choose Image > Rotate Canvas > 180°, 90° CW (clockwise), or 90° CCW (counterclockwise).
Choose Image > Rotate Canvas > Arbitrary. The Rotate Canvas dialog opens. Enter an Angle value, click °CW (clockwise) or °CCW (counterclockwise), then click OK.
You didn’t have a tripod handy for that unforgettable moment? Did a sloppy job of scanning? You can straighten out your photo with the Ruler tool.
To straighten a crooked image:
- Choose the Ruler tool (I or Shift-I), formerly the Measure tool.
- Drag along a feature of the image that you want to orient horizontally or vertically, A and note the angle (A) value on the Options bar.
- Choose Image > Rotate Canvas > Arbitrary. The angle you dragged will appear in the Angle field.
- Click OK. B You can crop the image to remove any background color areas that resulted from the rotation. C